Think informal women workers don’t pay tax? Actually they pay more tax than Elon Musk…

Alex Bush Gender, Tax, Women's Economic Empowerment

The reality is that hundreds of millions of informal and unpaid women workers are paying way more than their fair share – while the super-rich avoid taxes with impunity. Alex Bush, Clare Coffey and Saleha Shah debunk some myths about tax and women’s informal work.

How can we tackle the pain austerity inflicts on women? Start by really seeing and valuing the work they do

Anam Parvez Research, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Economic Empowerment

As Oxfam releases a new report highlighting austerity as a form of gender-based violence, Anam Parvez and Clare Coffey identify three deep-rooted attitudes at the root of this economic violence, including the idea that the work women do isn’t real work

What types of discrimination do women face in your supply chains? Here’s how to get the data you need to find out

Jiselle Steele Agriculture, Gender, Private sector

Jiselle Steele of the Oxfam Business Advisory Service on three ways firms can take the first step to gender justice in agricultural supply chains – by improving the gender data they collect

Cambodia’s women garment workers have been promised a decent life: now we must support them to claim their rights

Sopharith Sin Private sector, Rights, Women's Economic Empowerment

The government is now offering maternity leave, a pension fund and other social benefits that could give women stability and security. Sopharith Sin and Roland Chauville explain how a new project will support them to get a better deal

Want motivated workers who feel their rights are respected? You need a proper grievance mechanism

Monica Romis Innovation, Private sector, Rights

How can companies set up robust systems to ensure they hear and act on workers’ complaints and concerns? Monica Romis of the Oxfam Business Advisory Service introduces a new grievance mechanism toolkit developed for Reckitt that will help tackle discrimination and inequality throughout global supply chains

A race to the top: how we pushed supermarkets to take human rights seriously

Radhika Sarin Influencing, Living wage, Private sector

From new gender policies to commitments on living wages, we’ve come a long way since Oxfam published its first supermarkets scorecard in 2018, when retailers lacked the understanding and appetite to do human rights due diligence, says Radhika Sarin. What does the 2022 scorecard reveal – and what more must be done?

Want to support women in enterprises in low-income countries? Here’s what Oxfam knows after many years of working with small businesses

Anoushka Boodhna Gender, Private sector, Women's Economic Empowerment

In our final blog around International Women’s Day, Anoushka Boodhna, Tamara Beradze and Anais Mangin set out seven things Oxfam has learned about supporting women in new and growing businesses in some of the poorest countries – and what we need to do differently