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Sweatshop wages and unpaid care work: the double burden on Asia's women as its economy booms

Asia's economic success has been at the expense of poor women, who work long hours for low pay and do the majority of unpaid care work, according to a new report by Oxfam today. ...

Oxfam Online Shop launches Gender Pay Gap Sale

Oxfam's Online Shop is discounting selected items of men's, women's and children's clothing by 13.9% - representing the gap between men and women's pay in the UK - to mark...

Women spend two days a month more than men on housework and childcare in UK, survey finds

Women living with their partners in the UK spend an average of two working days a month more than men on housework and childcare, according to a new Oxfam poll.  ...

Oxfam reaction to IMF report on gender equality

In response to the IMF report  'Catalyst for Change: Empowering Women and Tackling Income Inequality' Nicolas Mombrial, Head of Oxfam's International Office, said: ...

New Director role at Oxfam GB demonstrates fighting for women's rights is crucial to ending poverty

Oxfam GB has appointed Laurie Adams as Women's Rights Director. This newly created role arises out of Oxfam's commitment to empowering women in poverty, which is central to reducing suffering...

Afghan women at risk while police force remains 99 per cent male, says Oxfam

More women are urgently needed in the Afghan police force in order to reduce violence against women and ensure the safety of all Afghans, according to a report published today by international aid...

Lauren Laverne, Cherry Healey and celebrity friends Get Together for Oxfam’s work with women around the world

Tuesday 8th January - Lauren Laverne and Cherry Healey were joined by celebrity friends including Gizzi Erskine, Grace Dent, Sharon Horgan and Grace Woodward for a girls' night out to launch...

Reaction to International Development Committee report on aid to Afghanistan:

"The UK government is showing admirable international leadership through sustaining its level of aid to Afghanistan, one of the world's poorest countries. Because of international aid a...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

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