Kieran Doherty / Oxfam
What we're doing
We are helping raise women's voices and demand equality
When all women get fair living wages, decent working conditions, and their voices heard, everyone benefits. Oxfam helps women step into leadership roles, speak out against harmful laws and policies, and stand up for their rights.
We are supporting women and girls in emergencies
Emergency can affect women and men in dramatically different ways. Like in refugee camps, where girls and women need lighting at night and separate toilets to stay safe, secure and healthy. Standing up for women's rights is vital for keeping everyone safe.
We are helping women create and build sustainable businesses
Loans, seeds, tools and training for women help whole communities grow more food and make goods that they can market themselves, and break free from poverty.
Changing lives, beating poverty.
153 countries have laws which discriminate against women economically, including 18 countries where husbands can legally prevent their wives from working.
1in every 3
Worldwide, around one third of women and girls will experience violence or abuse in their lifetime.
Nearly two thirds of the world’s 781 million illiterate adults are women, a proportion that has remained unchanged for two decades.