International Women's Day 2015
Women are Leaders and change Makers
Every day, women in developing countries show tremendous resourcefulness and innovation to feed their families, get their kids in school, and cope with humanitarian crises, conflict and climate change.
With more income in the hands of women, child nutrition, health, education and economies improve.
Around the world, there are powerful signs of progress:
• Maternal and child mortality have been almost halved over the past two decades.
• The gap in primary school enrolment between boys and girls is decreasing in all developing regions.
• Women and girls are now widely recognized as key agents in development.
Stand Up for Women's RIghts
Ending global poverty and extreme inequality begins with women's rights. That's why we've teamed up with the Up For Debate campaign.
We're calling on all party leaders to commit to participate in a nationally broadcast leaders’ debate focused on issues that impact women’s lives.
Join us. Speak up for women's rights.
Sign the petition today.
- Stand Up for Women's Rights
- Women and Climate Change: Stories of Empowerment
- Make it Happen: Stories from South Sudan
- Gender Justice: Why Gender Equality Matters
Support women change makers. Donate to Oxfam’s work to promote women’s rights with partners in Canada and around the world.