Shienna Cabus and her 4 year old daughter travel to a local water source to collect spring water for the family in Salcedo, Eastern Samar, Philippines.Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam

Women’s work? Challenging gender roles in the Philippines

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‘We forget our tiredness when the kiss is there.’ Nikki van der Gaag reports from the Philippines on a partnership that is changing ideas about men’s and women’s roles in the home. There is a bright red advertisement on the road from Tacloban airport to the town. It has a photograph of a woman with pale skin and red lipstick …

Paulina Sibanda’s husband Opheus Dube helps her with cooking in their kitchen in Zvishevane region, Zimbabwe. Paulina is a beneciary of the Oxfam We-Care project in partnership with Unilever/Surf. Paulina received this fuel efficient wood stove and as well as a solar panel. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

How businesses can tackle the social norms that limit women

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Across the world, women make a significant contribution to global supply chains, in spite of complex hurdles that limit their inclusion and their leadership. How can businesses make it easier for women to fulfil their potential? Claudia Canepa shares some ideas from Oxfam’s private sector partnerships. The UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (HLP) recently identified seven key …

Virginie Mukagatare and her two daughters, remove beans from their pods. As well as working on a tea farm, Virginie farms beans to feed her family. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

Taking women’s empowerment beyond the paid economy

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How can development programmes support women’s economic empowerment while taking into account the burden of unpaid care work? Mar Maestre shares her research findings as part of the discussions taking place this week at the WEE Global Learning Forum 2017. The advancement of women’s rights and economic empowerment in market systems contributes to the economic well-being of families, communities, and …

A woman bathes her grandchild in Turkana north, Kenya. Six boreholes were drilled in the area bringing much-needed reliable water sources making a significant impact on time spent on care.

Measuring time: Comparing questionnaire designs

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Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator’s bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia. npaid care work and ‘ Time Poverty‘ are increasingly recognised as relevant to development efforts, and interest in measuring time-use data is growing. However, gathering information on time use is not easy; time-use modules are known for being …

A family stand near their home

For women’s economic empowerment we need more caring men

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In this latest instalment to our Her Series, we take a look at the part men can play in unpaid care.  Nina Ford from Promundo-US, shares with us her views. hile women are participating in the global labour market at higher rates than ever before, they continue to take on two to ten times more unpaid care work than men …

Why ‘care’ about development?

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In this second instalment of our Her Series, Belén Sobrino from Oxfam Intermon sets the case to keeping unpaid care work high on the SDG agenda, and reminds us of the importance in ensuring we reduce the the burden of care, not just the work itself. omen around the world invest 2.5 times more time than men in unpaid care …