Oxfam’s Knowledge Hub on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture is organising the 2018 Oxfam WEE Leadership Awards to recognise staff members from across Oxfam and partner and community organisations who have shown exceptional championship of WEE. The Hub will announce the winners of this award on Thursday 21st June.
We received nominations for 26 inspiring individuals from across 16 countries. Nominations include 15…Continue
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I am pleased to share final report based on a joint research carried out by Oxfam Australia, Oxfam Sri Lanka and Monash University - as part of the Oxfam-Monash Partnership, on the participation of rural women in agriculture across three districts of Sri Lanka.
The study found that even though women contributed significantly to the agriculture sector - in terms of both paid and unpaid work, they were not equal recipients of resources or services, their…
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Thalia Kidder and Claudia Canepa explain why unpaid care work matters in tackling poverty and gender inequality, and discuss what can be done to recognise, reduce and redistribute the work load.
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Can working within existing structures lead to breakthroughs in gender equality? Daniel Morchain reflects on the contrast between points of view at the UN Commission on the Status of Women meetings last month.
The 62nd session of the …
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Building a foundation for a new generation of women small-holder farmers in rural Tajikistan
With this aim, Oxfam’s Gender, Enterprise & Markets (GEM) project supported women farmers to take initiatives to expand their knowledge, empowered roles in decision making and activities…
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In economics we are taught that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Even if something appears to be free, there are always costs – to you and/or society. What is…
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How can trade work for, not against, gender equality? Marion Sharples shares the key messages from a recent webinar hosted by Oxfam and the Gender and Development Network.
Women’s economic empowerment is flavour of the month in policy circles, and international…
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The Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Community has continued to flourish this year!
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ActionAid’s POWER project now has two policy briefs on the: ‘Incorporation of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unpaid Care Work into regional policies’. One version is focused on South Asia and the other on…
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Women’s heavy and unequal contributions to care work are a challenge to their participation in social, economic and political life and overall wellbeing. How can project interventions change this? Senior researcher Martin Walsh reflects on the findings of two in-depth…
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What overall impact are Oxfam’s women’s empowerment projects having? Simone Lombardini and Kristen McCollum attempted to answer this question by conducting a meta-analysis of our effectiveness review evaluations. Here Simone shares the key findings.
After over six years…Continue
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‘We forget our tiredness when the kiss is there.’ Nikki van der Gaag reports from the Philippines on a partnership that is changing ideas about men’s and women’s roles in the home.
There is a bright red advertisement on the road from Tacloban airport to the town. It has a photograph of a woman with pale skin and red lipstick and it reads: ‘Give a woman the right colour lipstick and she can conquer the world.’
As in most countries,…
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Caption: In this photo, Pushpita Saha is using the picture of a women to ask participants general questions around what makes a good woman (differentiated by age/marital status). A similar exercise is also done to explore what makes a good man. Asking respondents what the…
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For development interventions to be successful we rely on people to behave and choose in certain ways. For example, for new advanced agricultural practices to provide benefits, farmers must adopt and use them.…
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Investing in small rural enterprises in developing countries is extremely challenging. A commitment to women’s empowerment may add to this complexity as investment candidates need…
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Do you know where chocolate comes from? Do you wonder who produced the cocoa in your chocolate and under what circumstances? Do you care if the chocolate you buy is sourced in a responsible way, with equal access and opportunity for women?
Without cocoa there is no chocolate, and without the next generation of cocoa farmers there is no cocoa. To create a sustainable supply chain, we need to transform the lives and livelihoods of cocoa growing…
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