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.

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Vital work, paltry wages: women’s work in America

Women stuck in low-wage jobs struggle to make ends meet Patricia is a home care aide in Chicago. She shared her story with Oxfam as part of our research on gender segregation in the US workforce. The resulting report, Undervalued and underpaid, explores challenges facing women who are stuck in “low-wage women’s work” jobs, such […]

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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.

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