Gender, Business and Enterprise
Caroline Sweetman, Ruth Pearson
Business and enterprise should support gender justice and women's rights, but the reality is most women worldwide barely earn enough for survival. Why are women producers more likely than men to live hand-to-mouth, trapped in the least profitable and powerful parts of the economy? And what strategie...
Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Caroline Sweetman, Kimberly Bowman
How much have development programmes supported women in their daily lives, and in their struggles for equality and justice? Important though it is for development interventions to be accountable to funders, they are equally responsible to the women and men with whom they work. Monitoring and evaluat...
Feminists in Development Organizations
Feminists in Development Organizations arises from a collaborative project of feminists working inside the head offices of multilateral organizations, government aid agencies and international NGOs.The personal stories in this book show that these feminists are ‘tempered radicals’ positioned on the...
Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women's Lives
Aid organizations have their origins in a desire to help the world’s poorest and most marginalized people – but are they reaching these people? Factors are coming together that put pressure on NGOs working in development: the economic crisis, the growing conditionality of aid, and increased competit...
Gender, Faith, and Development
Faith-based organizations have long been involved in charitable and development activities. However, the emerging openness to thinking about and engaging with religion in development raises some important questions. Does religious engagement in development policy and practice risk harming already fr...
Women and Land
Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives
Gender and the Economic Crisis
Ruth Pearson, Caroline Sweetman
The current global economic crisis is expected to lead to millions more people being pushed into extreme poverty. The effects are profoundly different for women and men, and the existing gender inequalities and power imbalances mean that additional problems are falling disproportionately on those wh...
Lightening the Load
Women are central to overcoming rural poverty. They play a critical role in poverty reduction and food security because they are responsible for both production and reproduction. Rural women in developing countries have longer working days than men because of their triple roles as farmers, caretaker...
Women's Leadership and Participation
This set of ten papers brings together lessons and experience on women’s leadership and participation from Oxfam GB and its partners. The right to participate in decision-making at the local, national, and international level is one which women are often denied, whether as active citizens or as lead...
Learning for Action on Women's Leadership and Participation
This set of ten papers brings together lessons and experience on women’s leadership and participation from Oxfam GB and its partners. The right to participate in decision-making at the local, national, and international level is one which women are often denied, whether as active citizens or as lea...