On International Women’s Day, and every single day, Oxfam stands side-by-side with women in their fight for power over every aspect of their lives, in their quest to live free from violence, and in their drive to influence policies and institutions that affect their futures.
International Women's Day - March 8
International Women’s Day is a time to salute all women for their accomplishments as individuals and acknowledge the strides we have made as a group. It is also a moment to pledge to continue pushing for gender justice.
This year, we have chosen to honor and advocate for the rights of women who are fleeing violence, conflict and persecution--especially from Central America, from who there are walls to refuge, asylum and hope for themselves and their families.
We believe that we have a choice. We can either turn our backs on women and girls who are fleeing their homes, or we can empower them, and help them fight back. We choose the human option, to lift up the women who will change the world.
Empowered women change the world
Through our work in more than 90 countries, Oxfam helps women and girls overcome gender discrimination, realize their potential, and assume leadership roles in their communities. When you join us in celebrating International Women’s Day, you’re playing a vital role in these efforts.
Women and girls are changing the world
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Rose Wasiaya's husband called daughters “rubbish.” She was determined to work hard and prove him wrong.
As thousands of families flee Central America for safety in the US, Salvadoran immigrant Rebeca Alfaro is speaking out.
After an audacious land grab by a foreign company, indigenous women in a remote Cambodian village struggle to regain their farms and sacred sites.
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, mothers in southern Africa exercised superhuman strength to get their children to safety.
With her brother’s love and financial support, Dolly Kumar is training to become India’s next kickboxing champion.
Learning to read, write, and sew clothes helps a woman support her family.