Sisters on the Planet®

Since 2008, hundreds of notable women have joined Oxfam America as Sisters on the Planet ambassadors.

A diverse group of leaders in business, politics, the arts, and more, Sisters on the Planet ambassadors are united by a common goal: to use their influence to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice, with a particular focus on empowering women worldwide.

Sisters on the Planet in action

Honorable Barbara Lawton: Former Lt. Governor of Wisconsin; Oxfam Sisters on the Planet Ambassador.

Meet our Sisters on the Planet®

Barbara Lawton is a champion for women’s rights and the environment. She served two terms as Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, advancing the green economy and women’s economic development in her state and around the world.

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Stories about women and girls

First Person blog

Another day, another 79 cents

On Equal Pay Day (April 12th), consider the gender wage gap. When my mom is angry, she says she’d like to spit nickels. Given women’s wages, however, she can’t afford to…

First Person blog

“I fear for my mother every day”

On International Women’s Day, we honored three women whose commitment to peace and justice is unwavering, even in the face of violence.

First Person blog

A farmer declares victory

On International Women’s Day, female farmers of Cambodia are building a movement, and one reaches a milestone for her family.

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