The past few decades have seen important gains in women’s rights, including increasing numbers of women participating in political processes, decreases in maternal deaths and increased access to education for girls. Despite this progress, women and girls still face systematic and pervasive gender inequality in every aspect of their lives.
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At the Huth camp for Yemenis forced to flee their homes, an Oxfam water tank, standing in the distance, provides more than 220 households with clean drinking water. Photo: Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi/Oxfam Here’s why people are fleeing the “banned” countries, and how the Executive Order has affected their lives.
(by Dania Kareh and Eslam Mardini) Hassan, 15, fills two jerry cans from a public well, and heads back home to his mother and sister in Aleppo. He will do the trip several times to fulfil their water needs. The young boy is one of an estimated 1.8 million people who were left without running water in Aleppo for nearly a month, as ISIS militants, in control of the main water source to the city, had reportedly shut down the water supply.
'50 Shades of Chafe' about to embark on Whakatane's wet and windy trails for the 100 kilometre event in 2016. Photo: Nathan Munro.
Last week, the news broke that President Trump had signed an Executive Order slamming America’s door on refugees. This harmful and discriminatory act goes against our core values at Oxfam. Americans and people across the world are outraged, and they're making themselves heard through all variety of actions from protests to court actions.
Oxfam’s new inequality report, which found that just 8 men own the same wealth as half the world, is making headlines around the globe. Since we launched we have been inundated with questions from people who want to know a bit more. Our response to the seven most frequently asked questions are outlined here.
Along with our partners, Oxfam is trialling the use of a number of innovative technologies & techniques including 3D printing and plastic bottle home insulation to help with Nepal’s recovery following the devastating 7.8 earthquake last April.
Written by María José Agejas, Oxfam Intermón Jean Robert looks around, still unable to believe his eyes. ‘I never saw anything like it, the speed of it. Truly terrible.’
Oxfam is working to restore safe water and ensure that people can access sanitation and hygiene supplies after the failed ceasefire in Syria.
Yesterday, our Executive Director Winnie Byanyima, spoke at the UN summit demanding an end to tax havens. Below is a transcript of her speech.