The G20’s plan to tackle corporate tax dodging, devised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), needs a radical shake up so that developing countries can capture their fair share of foreign business activity.
Oxfam’s paper, "The Right Move?", shares the results of a survey of 435 people at risk of relocation, and provides key recommendations on sustainable relocation processes in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
These are the voices of those who went the extra mileto help those from ethnic groups different from their own. Their bravery and strength in light of the situation they faced is a testament to the extraordinary power of compassion, hope and the will to survive.
Case studies of large-scale agricultural investment in Paraguay, Guatemala and Colombia show how monoculture expansion is displacing communities, undermining smallholder livelihoods and worsening local food security.
Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality.They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. They mitigate the impact of skewed income distribution, and redistribute revenue by putting ‘virtual income’ into the pockets of the poorest women and men. Across OECD countries public services already provide the poorest people with the equivalent of 76 percent of their post-tax income.
New evidence of how climate change could damage food security has been presented in a major new scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Oxfam's media briefing summarizes some of the key findings in the IPCC Working Group II report with regard to climate impacts on food and hunger.
At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a fundamental human rights issue and a central challenge to development, democracy and peace.