Women and girls

According to some estimates, women represent 70 percent of the world’s poor. Oxfam helps women and girls overcome gender discrimination, realize their potential, and assume leadership roles in their communities.


In Peru, local women take aim at dengue

When a town in Peru became a hotspot for dengue, a debilitating and sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease, women stepped up and put an end to the outbreak.

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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