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Women's Empowerment

Oxfam Novib transforms unequal power structures that impact women’s and girls’ rights and needs. Women and girls should have equal opportunities and should be able to fully enjoy their rights, free from all forms of violence and discrimination.

Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population. In poverty and crisis they regularly face discrimination, physical and sexual violence, lack healthcare and are often excluded from participation. Women’s rights and gender equality are fundamental human rights goals and cornerstones of achieving sustainable and fair development. Indeed, the world gets better as women expand their roles as political,
economic, family and social leaders.

Together with different actors and institutions, our focus is on eliminating three major structural barriers for women’s development: the violation of women’s bodily integrity, the limited space for women’s participation in the public sphere and the restricted economic empowerment of women.

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