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What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:24:56 +0000

Blog: What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.

Don’t be fooled. What has become increasingly clear over the years, is that there’s no way we’re going to end poverty unless we tackle extreme wealth too.




#TimesUp: No more silence. No more waiting. No more abuse.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:13:03 +0000

Blog: #TimesUp: No more silence. No more waiting. No more abuse.

Last year women around the world spoke out and shared their stories of violence. How can we ensure that the next generation of women and girls will never have to say #MeToo?




Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:11:37 +0000

Blog: Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world

Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Our team of experts there reviews how to tackle such extreme inequality.




We must not fail the Rohingya people again

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:57:59 +0000

Blog: We must not fail the Rohingya people again

It took the tug of a shirt.




Why addressing power is key to ending violence against women

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:35:09 +0000

Blog: Why addressing power is key to ending violence against women

The current wave of interest in sexual harassment at work highlights just one consequence of gender inequality, but if things are really going to change, we need to address the power imbalances that mean women are still seen as second-class citizens.







What role do you play in normalizing violence against women?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:57:21 +0000

Blog: What role do you play in normalizing violence against women?

Society has a long list of absurd reasons and excuses for the rape of womxn and gender-non-binary people. Silence is complicity. Here are some tips on how, instead, you can be part of the solution.




Independent investigation reveals new details on the plot behind Berta Cáceres’ murder

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:07:42 +0000

Blog: Independent investigation reveals new details on the plot behind Berta Cáceres’ murder

The murder of Berta Caceres, the Honduran indigenous rights leader, was part of a plot meant to silence the opposition to the construction of an illegitimate hydroelectric project, according a team of international human rights lawyers.




Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:08:43 +0000

Blog: Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women

In the run up to 16 Days of Activism, Muthoni Muriithi, Oxfam's Enough Campaigner in Africa, explains our new campaign which tackles jealousy as a cause of domestic violence. Follow #JealousyIsNoExcuse or #LosCelosNoSonExcusa on social media to add your voice!




Why tax dodging is a human rights issue

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:47 +0000

Blog: Why tax dodging is a human rights issue

In the wake of the recent Paradise Papers scandal we saw how tax dodging deprives already deprived people of basic services like access to water, education and healthcare. But, how does tax affect human rights? Here, Alex May argues that tax dodging can also be seen as a human rights violation.




A win for Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:42:06 +0000

Blog: A win for Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands

The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.




Missing men means shattered lives and transformed roles for women in Nigeria

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:47:17 +0000

Blog: Missing men means shattered lives and transformed roles for women in Nigeria

Tens of thousands of men and boys have disappeared since the conflict in Northeast Nigeria began eight years ago. The struggle and tenacity for survival, of the women and children left behind, in such an insecure environment never ceases to amaze me.  




Why the US is now more isolated than ever in the climate change fight

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:40:00 +0000

Blog: Why the US is now more isolated than ever in the climate change fight

With Syria's announcement today that it will join the Paris Agreement on climate change, the US is the only country leaving this key global agreement. So what does this really mean?




Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:17:09 +0000

Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.







Museum Without a Home, but with a Hope!

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:36:52 +0000

Blog: Museum Without a Home, but with a Hope!

This entry posted by Martha Roussou, Advoca




How to end the male monopoly on peace: More seats at the table for women

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:51:03 +0000

Blog: How to end the male monopoly on peace: More seats at the table for women

The continuing reality that men enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence. This year's Open Debate on Peace and Security at the UN must make headway to change this.




Yemen: The struggle to reach aid in the world's worst cholera outbreak

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:19:29 +0000

Blog: Yemen: The struggle to reach aid in the world's worst cholera outbreak

Yemen’s cholera outbreak is now the world’s worst on record, killing more than 2,100 people since 27 April, with more than 862,000.suspected cases. Oxfam Public Health Promoter, Eva Niederberger, reports back on how challenging it is to reach cholera-affected people in Yemen.




Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:34:21 +0000

Blog: Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Deprived of their livelihoods due to regional conflict, 335,000 people are on the edge of starvation in Chad. This powerful film documents the story of Adoum and Hadjara, who lost their 6 year-old child due to malnutrition.




The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:34:42 +0000

Blog: The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing

The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.




Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:33:08 +0000

Blog: Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,” where “even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math.”




The lean face of drought in Wajir county, northern Kenya

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:33:46 +0000

Blog: The lean face of drought in Wajir county, northern Kenya

The face of drought in Wajir County, in Kenya’s north is ugly. Oxfam is on the ground, reaching the most affected with the emergency help they need to survive.




Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:11:43 +0000

Blog: Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger

People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.




The power of people against injustice in Honduras

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:01:53 +0000

Blog: The power of people against injustice in Honduras

Following months of public pressure, Voith-Hydro is the latest company to quit the controversial Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras. So how did Oxfam supporters help make this happen?




Indigenous rights must come before profits

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0000

Blog: Indigenous rights must come before profits

Deep in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, indigenous communities have lived off their lands for generations. But for over 45 years, they have been devastated by the consequences of oil exploitation on their lands. Tell the Peruvian government that this indifference has gone on long enough.