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Children carrying water as the sun sets in South Sudan. Photo: Geoff Pugh/Oxfam.

An end to the fighting would go a long way toward solving the challenges so many families now face in meeting their basic needs.  

Trash fills the streets of Sanaa, Yemen. Credit: Oxfam

Eid is upon us. But it doesn’t feel like Eid. Fighting in Yemen has not ceased throughout the month of Ramadan – in fact it intensified. The upcoming holiday is meant to encourage forgiveness, charity, remembrance of God and generosity to ones neighbors. It’s also an opportunity to get members...

Written by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International.

The world’s most powerful political leaders will be quietly absent from the UN Financing for Development Conference when it kicks off in Addis next week.  They would rather not put political capital into a meeting which their bureaucrats have spent weeks and months pulling apart.

Last summer, 16 year old Eba'a Hamouda watched terrified as the bombs fell all around her in Gaza. Since then she has used her love of drawing and writing to try and come to terms with what happened.

Bushra al-Fusail called on women to ride their bikes through the war torn capital to protest against the ongoing conflict. Photo by: Bushra al-Fusail

Amidst bombings and shortages in fuel, food and vital supplies, a group of Yemeni women came together for an unconventional demonstration against the war... and the lack of women’s rights.

South African Tax Advocates

Today is World Public Service Day, and next week, our government will also be removing the GST from tampons across Canada. In one case, we’re getting rid of a bad tax, which was sex-based and discriminatory. In the other, we’re celebrating the positive impact that our tax dollars can make. 

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