Our research, analysis and policy work is shaped by the following themes and issues.
Women's Economic Justice
The evidence is clear: when girls and women – in all their diversity – are healthy, educated, included, and can make decisions about their own lives and bodies, and lead change in their communities, countries and the world, there is a ripple effect and everyone benefits.
Evidence shows a strong link between gender equality and peace. Countries where women are empowered are vastly more secure. Helping women realize their rights in fragile countries helps prevent conflict and increases the likelihood of sustainable peace.
Gender and Extractive Industry
Oxfam research reveals an entrenched gender bias in the extractive sector: jobs and economic benefits tend to go to men; and negative social impacts in mining-dependent communities disproportionately affect women.
Feminist Aid and Foreign Policy
With a feminist Prime Minister and a government committed to feminist policy making, there is a real opportunity for Canada to take a global leadership role in accelerating progress for women and girls, especially those living in poverty.