Research, Innovation & Publications
Oxfam conducted a rapid global survey with partners and allies in the women’s rights sector to understand the impact of COVID-19 on organizations, networks and the communities with whom they work.
Oxfam Canada's annual Feminist Scorecard assesses the steps that the federal government has taken over the past year to make progress on women’s rights and gender equality. Given the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s feminist scorecard focuses on pandemic response and recovery.
Coronavirus exacerbates existing inequalities of wealth, gender and race and exposes the need to create a more equal and sustainable world.
While the whole world attempts to save itself from the pandemic, the Indigenous peoples of Latin America are dying and some may even disappear. Abandoned by the state and with no adequate comprehensive healthcare services or clean water, they are extremely vulnerable to the virus that is fast expanding throughout the continent.
New analysis shows the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, or Coronavirus, could push over half a billion people into poverty unless urgent and dramatic action is taken.
Over the past year, Canada's Liberal government has made some historic announcements and enacted policy changes that have earned applause from feminists in Canada and around the world. However, program has been uneven in different policy areas, and gaps are particularly marked for the most marginalized.
Economic inequality is out of control. In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people.
The report shows that if Canada does not ensure equal access to affordable child care, progress towards closing the economic gender gap will stall and the country’s economic growth will be stifled.
In an increasingly unequal world, advancing gender equality is fundamental to tackling inequality and poverty.
Canada sits at a critical juncture in its efforts to advance gender equality and implement its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). This policy paper explores why and how Canada can advance its global leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Women helping women survive and thrive. Women’s Economic Empowerment is a key priority within the Feminist International Assistance Policy, and Oxfam Canada is pleased to share our latest policy report on this issue and how Canada can take the lead.
Oxfam Canada’s Feminist Principles shape and guide our approach to our work across the organization – with partnership, in our long-term development work, in our humanitarian programming, in our policy advocacy and campaigns, and in our organizational culture and behaviour.
70 civil wars. 68.5 million people displaced. 730 million in extreme poverty. One person driven from their home every two seconds.
Beginning on 25 August 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh seeking safety and lifesaving assistance.
Investments in resilience will not ‘trickle down’ to women if they do not address deep-rooted gender inequality and the disproportionate burden placed on the shoulders of women living in poverty.
The IFC's Health in Africa Initiative is at odds with the World Bank Group's welcome commitment to universal and equitable health coverage.
The aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the Sahel region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.
In Zimbabwe, economic and political crises of recent years have had a heightened impact on women, who are overrepresented among the poor, have culturally restricted access to resources and opportunities, and are vulnerable to violence, in the home, the community and in the political arena.