Investing in women is the key to feeding the planet and to economic growth.
Women grow the majority of the world’s food—and are also the majority of the world’s hungry because of vast inequalities in resources and power.
Yesterday +70 women used their considerable passion, voice, and influence to speak about influencing US policy so women worldwide can feed their families and communities.
A more complete wrap up of Oxfam’s efforts around International Women’s Day coming tomorrow. But for now, a treat from the White House blog and our keynote speaker, Valerie Jarrett. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/08/working-oxfam-fight-hunger-around-world This morning, I had the opportunity to address Oxfam’s Sister Ambassadors at their International Women’s Day Summit in Washington, D.C. I was proud to […]
The momentum for reform to our food aid program is getting stronger. Usually discussions over food aid are relegated to the back burner in negotiations over the Farm Bill. But that is changing thanks to the more than 70 women who are in DC today to lobby members of congress for reforms to food aid. […]
The truth is that in the villages women work very hard. At times they work for 12 to 14 hours a day. They even work on Sundays and public holidays. Women who live in the villages work harder than anybody else… -Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere March 8 marks the 101st International Women’s Day (IWD). […]
On Friday November 4, Oxfam Sister on the Planet Ambassador and US Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), introduced a new Congressional Resolution, which recognizes the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and the efforts of women around the world to address this issue. In her press release, Rep. Lee urged Congress to ensure women are […]
Women around the world are countering mining's negative impacts.
Women call on Congress to protect life-saving foreign aid.