Empowering poor women to engage effectively in governance
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, Oxfam's Regional Gender Justice Programme launched Manarat(Lighthouse), a digital comic campaign to tell the stories of Pioneer Women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who have contributed to their societies or excelled in their fields.
The campaign aimed at…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on July 11, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments
"We take this opportunity to share with you a video documentary that we recently developed under the title (Echoing African…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on May 26, 2017 at 20:29 — No Comments
Roots Lab is an exciting new social innovation lab for young women’s rights, created in partnership with FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, Oxfam, and the Young Foundation. Chloe Safier takes us through how and why it came about......
Added by Emily Brown on April 11, 2017 at 17:31 — No Comments
Short-term Consultancy - March 2017
The GADN Women’s Participation and Leadership (WPL) working group is seeking a short-term consultant to support the working group in the development of a ‘Practitioners Guidance Note’ around Gender in Political Analysis and Politically-smart Programming, aiming to ground future sector practice around political analysis and politically-smart programming in a better understanding of women’s political…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on March 20, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments
The complex threats to women’s rights today, particularly in societies dealing with conflict, poverty, and inequality, requires a critical mass of feminist leaders to lead the way in shifting oppressive power dynamics that keep harmful systems in place.
Women’s organizations and movements are creating alternative models, ones…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on February 17, 2017 at 18:04 — No Comments
“There are 22 in our council. We women are only 8…but the men are noisy but not effective. If men are not accounting, we will. We’re showing a different way of doing things.” Councillor, Kitgum, Northern Uganda
Oxfam’ believes that women’s own agency is central to achieving lasting change at all levels - in households, communities, businesses, and decision-making spaces across the world. Our ‘Gender Justice’ work – in Africa and…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on January 23, 2017 at 18:49 — No Comments
Added by Emily Brown on June 14, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
For all French speakers amongst you....this article from Oxfam's Lana programme (meaning "ours" in Arabic) currently being supported in Lebanon, Jordan, and Northern Iraq.
Lana aims to increase women’s meaningful participation in the way decisions are made in the home, community, and wider society (so the private and public spheres) with…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on June 12, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments
Women’s participation in national politics across the Middle East and North Africa is the LOWEST in the world. But there are women who want to make change happen and want to actively engage in political and civic life throughout the region. Where women have been involved as such – social, economic and political gender inequality has reduced. …Continue
Added by Emily Brown on May 12, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
Raising Her Voice friends and family may recognise Gladys Lanza - a Honduran feminist activist and representative of Visitacion Padilla, our long-time women's rights partner in Honduras.
Gladys was recently found guilty of defamation - for defending a woman who accused a well-connected government official of sexual harassment. "The verdict is aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on March 20, 2015 at 10:58 — No Comments
Friends and members of this online community may remember the small contribution that RHV funding and our solidarity made to the Nigerian women's movement's Herculean efforts to progress the Violence Against Peoples Prohibition Bill through the courts.
Today, the campaign is asking for you help to call upon the Nigerian Senate to pass the Bill through its final…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on January 23, 2015 at 10:27 — No Comments
Helpful overview from the Overseas Development Institute of key development theories and concepts shaping women's empowerment thinking today and how these are put into action.....a good reminder for all of us and useful sections for sharing with non-gender colleagues (plus a great bibliography!)
- Women’s empowerment is a process of personal and social change through which they gain power, meaningful choices and control over their…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on January 12, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments
After four years since it’s founding, FRIDA remains the only youth-led fund in the world focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism.
FRIDA's Young Feminist Fund is now open for applications - for full details, please…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on July 8, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments
A few days after the high-profile summit on ending sexual violence in conflict hosted by the UK government and Angelina Jolie in London, a group of Syrian women met in Amman, Jordan. There were no celebrities at this meeting, and no cameras. In fact, if there had been cameras many of the women would not have been able to participate.
This was a…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on June 27, 2014 at 10:18 — No Comments
Well known for its highly articulate and influential women, Pakistan is also notorious for the severe restrictions placed on women’s personal and political liberties.
Added by Emily Brown on June 6, 2014 at 9:59 — No Comments
A great initiative from young women acroos the UK, supported by NAWO to help put Gender on Europe’s Agenda.
The detailed 6-point Manifesto includes calls for the EU to address the representation and treatment of women in the media - including social media and for more education on gender equality and sexual relationships.
Read the full report -…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on April 25, 2014 at 20:18 — No Comments
Added by Emily Brown on March 17, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
Added by Emily Brown on January 2, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
Read Cat Meredith's excellent Blog post on Oxfam's Policy and Practice a quick tour of the globe to capture both the horror of the pandemic that is gender based violence and the hope for a society where women and girls live violence free lives.
Added by Jacky Repila on November 29, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments