Oxfam in South Africa

Women in South Africa continue to struggle for equality and their subordinate social position leaves them vulnerable to violence and discrimination – particularly where gender intersects with racial and class hierarchies. 

Women on Farms: Land is Life

Putting good food on the table can be a challenge for all of us. For the women of the Western Cape in South Africa, the lack of secure employment and access to land, as well as the impacts of climate change, are making feeding their families increasingly difficult.

Women on Farms is a project in South Africa supported by Oxfam.


Success Stories

Jacoba is a feminist at 48: A success story

Before connecting with Oxfam’s Women on Farms Project, Jacoba felt isolated and powerless. The only examples of leadership she’d seen had been brutal white male landowners.