Social change for and by young women

Oxfam Gender, Inequality, Poverty in the UK, Youth

What’s the most effective way of supporting young women to create the change they want to see in the world? FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, The Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young Foundation are collaborating to respond to this question. Aly Marczynski explains how. The Roots Lab, a new social innovation lab, will test the most effective …

Twitter debate: what can development frameworks do for women?

Oxfam Gender

News:  March 7th, 15:00 GMT | @OxfamGBPolicy & @GaDJournal For International Women’s Day 2016, Oxfam Policy & Practice is hosting a joint twitter debate with the Gender & Development Journal on development frameworks and women. Talking to development practitioners, we’ll be exploring people’s concerns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a women’s rights perspective. How have previous global frameworks …

Women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa

Julie Diallo Gender, Inequality

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many difficulties and inequalities in their daily lives, and conflict in the region only exacerbates the situation. Julie Diallo and Sariah Ghazzaoui introduce the first in a series of new webinars on gender justice hosted by Oxfam’s Regional Gender Justice Programme, exploring peace and security for women. “(…) now, people …

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

Oxfam Gender, Governance, Rights

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and President, to present a memorandum calling for an end to violence against women and girls and the strengthening of women’s status in Nepal. It had been a long wait for …

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Oxfam Gender, Private sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards for Malawi’s tea workers. Here Heleen Bulckens, Programme Manager at the Ethical Tea Partnership, explains what they learnt. Women make up about 30% of Malawi’s 50,000-strong tea sector workforce. They …