Women's Rights

Photo: Tom Pietrasik. Mymensingh, Bangladesh. November 19th 2014

It’s time to start conversations, get involved and pressure our lawmakers for much-needed changes.

Alice* used to get sick regularly. Photo: Corinna Kern

Simple solutions –– like bikes –– can bring not only hope, but better access to education.

Photo of Melody Mutsauki with her two year old daughter Brighton outside their home in Zimbabwe.

Transforming gender and power relations is critical to ending poverty and challenging inequality. Read examples of how Oxfam and our partners are strengthening the laws that protect the rights of women and girls.

Oxfam Canada. Photo: Anne Toralles Leite

Oxfam is committed to walk that path, determined to rebuild the trust of our supporters, our partners and the people we work with, never losing sight of our mission to end global poverty by supporting women’s rights.

Photo of women in Bangladesh. Credit: Goutham Jho

The #MeToo campaign is empowering survivors across the globe to share their stories.  But in many countries, women and girls still can’t speak out or access justice. 

Nimo, Somaliland

Right now, millions of families around the world are facing severe food shortages, fleeing their homes in search of safety, and navigating life without access to safe, clean water. These are the stories of three women who have persevered through circumstances beyond their control.

Creating Spaces

On International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate the resilience, strength, and power of girls worldwide. Girls are unstoppable. Today – and every day - let us commit to investing in girls and creating space for change.

World Humanitarian Day

Simmi Dixit is the Humanitarian Program Officer at Oxfam Canada. Simmi recently visited the Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania to support the teams in Tanzania who are implementing Oxfam Canada’s water, sanitation and livelihood support projects. 

Oxfam Canada Executive Director Julie Delahanty with Sukeina, an oxfam beneficiary in Morocco.

Oxfam is working with partner associations in the region to support the women’s claims for their rights to decent working conditions.

Women rally to demand their rights in Uttar Pradesh, India, with support of Oxfam partner Samarpan. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Laws on paper are one critical step in efforts to address VAWG, but evidently we must continue in our struggle to get governments to live up to their obligations.  Laws can have a significant impact on reducing the prevalence of violence only if duty-bearers implement them effectively, backed up...

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