New Oxfam campaign ranks social policies of food and beverage companies.
Investors are targeting countries with poor governance to buy land, according to research for Oxfam's international day of action against land grabs. Parliament buildings in Ottawa and the CN Tower in Toronto are among global icons symbolically “sold” by campaigners to dramatize the issue.
In Eastern Sri Lanka, Oxfam and local partner Sarvodaya established 60 village livelihood groups to help hundreds of women start profitable activities. It was through one of these groups that Jeevagolin received training that led her to establish a sucessful sari embroidery business.
Oxfam publishes report on situation of refugees as thousands more flee their homes: aid effort will not cope with increasing numbers without changed approach.
Oxfam is extremely concerned that the recent intensification of fighting in Mali, which includes the intervention of French military, could worsen restrictions on humanitarian access and lead to a significant increase the humanitarian needs of populations across the country and in neighbouring states.
Winifred (Winnie) Byanyima, a grass-roots activist, human rights advocate, senior international public servant, and world recognized expert on women's rights, has been appointed Executive Director of Oxfam International - a role that provides strategic direction and coordination for the worldwide confederation of Oxfam affiliates.
Approximately 358,000 people are still living in over 500 camps scattered around Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas. Their access to basic services, such as sanitation, health care and education is very limited and they are extremely vulnerable to any future shocks.
Oxfam India strongly condemns the brutal sexual assault and subsequent death of a young woman in Delhi and calls for an immediate systemic response to the increasing trend of violence against women in the country.
A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences and requires serious safeguards be put in place, warns a coalition of ten non-governmental organizations.
In and around Masisi, DRC, approximately 250,000 people have fled for their lives in the past month. According to local organizations working in the area, at least 17 villages have been burnt and looted and more than 20 camps sheltering tens of thousands of displaced people are now under the control of armed groups.
"Today, on International Human Rights Day, we are reminded that we need to do more to support these women, increasing funding to women’s organizations and strengthening their voice." Statement from Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada Executive Director