Gender equality

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.

Mary Kwamboka runs a small roadside kiosk in one of Nairobi’s many informal settlements. As a single mother, the small amount of money she makes helps put food on the table for her three children. Credit: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

How can we build an economy that works for everyone? Fenella Porter explains why in order to conceptualize a truly ‘human’ economy we need to look at inequalities of gender as much as inequalities of wealth.

Beyond the Nine-to-Five: A world where women are valued, by Bailey Reid.

Women’s rights must be at the heart of making this change real, and lasting.

Bushra al-Fusail called on women to ride their bikes through the war torn capital to protest against the ongoing conflict. Photo by: Bushra al-Fusail

Amidst bombings and shortages in fuel, food and vital supplies, a group of Yemeni women came together for an unconventional demonstration against the war... and the lack of women’s rights.

Teresa Fuentes, Farmer in Cuba.

“We feel like leaders”, “I am no longer the same”, “We are together now”, “we know we can do it” – these are the voices of women leading the urban and suburban agricultural movement across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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