As Asia changes and ages, domestic workers are in demand – but who will stand up for their rights?

Saleha Shah Living wage, Research, Women's Economic Empowerment

Paid carers are more important than ever to Asian societies and economies. Yet, say Saleha Shah and Raina Bhattacharya, upcoming Oxfam research will highlight how these millions of workers remain underpaid, exploited and invisible. Building decent care systems will mean paying and treating these workers fairly, and also creating new public care infrastructure that can meet everyone’s needs.

What would a feminist loss and damage fund look like?

Myrah Nerine Butt Climate Change, Gender, Research

Myrah Nerine and Alex Bush introduce a new paper that calls on decision makers at COP28 to pay attention to the gendered impacts of the climate emergency.

Love as a form of resistance to violence – both against people and the planet

Joshua Villalobos Gender, Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls

In our second blog for the 16 days campaign against gender-based violence, queer climate activist Joshua Villalobos explains the passion that drives opposition to both gender-based violence and the abuse of the climate that fuels it.

How climate change fuels gender-based violence

Myrah Nerine Butt Climate Change, Gender, Violence Against Women and Girls

In a blog for the 16 Days campaign against gender-based violence, Myrah Nerine looks at how women and non-binary people pay a heavy price for climate-driven poverty and migration, through higher rates of violence, more insecurity, or damage to physical and mental health.

Why are LGBTQIA+ people in the Philippines still waiting for an anti-discrimination law?

Neal Igan Roxas Inequality, Influencing, Rights

Neal Igan Roxas looks back on his childhood, and at the daily challenge for LGBTQIA+ people of “braving spaces” in the face of hostility, to explain why it is so vital the landmark SOGIE equality bill passes into law, after a two-decade battle for anti-discrimination protection.

Power at our fingertips: feminists in Asia stake their claim to digital space

Myrah Nerine Butt Gender, Innovation, Participation and Leadership

Whether reshaping gender narratives via TikTok, or highlighting sustainable farming via Facebook, women in Asia are mobilising on digital platforms like never before, says Myrah Butt in the latest blog in our International Women’s Day series.

Power up: how renewables can change women’s lives in the Philippines

Maria Rosario Felizco Climate Change, Inequality, Influencing

Our projects on the ground already show the huge potential of renewable energy to transform the lives of poorer communities, says Maria Rosario Felizco of Oxfam Pilipinas. That’s why we’re fighting for a national energy transition that delivers justice and fairness for everyone.

How the queer history of the Philippines inspires our struggle today

Cheng Pagulayan Gender, Influencing, Rights

In pre-colonial times, Indigenous communities respected the “babaylan”, or Filipino version of a shaman who sometimes crossed genders. Today, these healers are icons for LGBTQIA+ activists fighting to outlaw discrimination, says Cheng Pagulayan in our latest blog for Pride month

Girls Not Brides – weaving the ‘evidence quilt’ for gender transformative law reform

Anam Parvez Gender, Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls

Positive prospects amid the pandemic  Girls have been given much reason to hope in the Philippines. This November, a historic first, the Senate unanimously approved the Girls Not Brides bill, which proposes to criminalize child marriage. Now the House of Representatives must take this life-saving measure across the finish line before the last step – a presidential veto or approval.   There are an estimated 726,000 child brides in the Philippines, making it the 12th highest in the world for child marriage in terms of …

Counting care: Everything you need to know about the new Household Care Survey toolkit

Amber Parkes Real Geek, Women's Economic Empowerment

‘What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get seen’. I’ve heard this phrase so many times but never has it felt truer than when it comes to unpaid care and domestic work. Unpaid care and domestic work is the vital work that keeps our societies and economies ticking, keeping us healthy, nourished and nurtured and keeping our homes clean and tidy. But …