Gender Justice

Oxfam’s Position Paper on Senate Adolescent Pregnancy Bills

March 3, 2023

This paper outlines Oxfam Pilipinas’ position with the proposed legislative bills forming a national policy in preventing adolescent pregnancies and institutionalizing social protection for adolescent parents.

Creating Spaces to Take Action on Violence Against Women and Girls in the Philippines: Integrated Impact Evaluation Report 2022

January 26, 2023

The Creating Spaces project was a five-year, multi-country initiative aimed at reducing violence against women and girls and the prevalence of child, early and forced marriage in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Oxfam Pilipinas Brochure 2021

March 21, 2021

Oxfam Pilipinas: Who We Are We at Oxfam Pilipinas are dreaming and working for a future where Filipinos are free from poverty. Our dream is for a country that is resilient, where gender justice and active citizenship thrive. For more than 30 years, serving in a country where close to 27 million now live in […]

Safety in Solidarity: How Understanding the Gendered Needs of Communities Means Safety for All

February 8, 2021

In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19. It’s not too late to implement a gender-sensitive and effective decision-making strategy to mitigate the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups […]


February 1, 2021

Recommendations for the Full Implementation of the Action Agenda on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment in ASEAN   ASEAN’s legal and institutional framework is reviewed through a gender lens to distill recommendations for the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework. The operationalization of the Action Agenda for Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment is offered to contribute in ensuring that […]

Intersecting Injustices: The links between social norms, access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and violence against women and girls

December 1, 2020

In the Philippines, poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women and girls is a grave public health challenge: one in five girls is a mother by age 19, two-thirds of women are not using any form of birth control, and more than a third of women’s pregnancies are unwanted. This study provides insights into […]

TAKING SPACE: A Snapshot of Child, Early, and Forced Marriage — Insights from Oxfam and partners’ work in the Philippines

August 20, 2020

Women and girls have fundamental human rights. When they are forced to marry at an early age, these rights get violated. It also hinders them from enjoying good psychological and physical well-being. Approximately 24% of 1,058 respondents (997 females, 61 males) from Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi were married before the age of18. […]