Publications & Reports
Governments and others can reduce the mass atrocities that blight the world in the early twenty-first century.
A new report by international agency Oxfam says health officials have wasted 15 years and countless lives by willfully ignoring the best available invention to help protect women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases - the femal condom.
Upon diagnosing the first case of HIV in 1985 and subsequent cases in 1986, the Cuban government implemented a national program to monitor and manage the epidemic. Initially based on infectious disease control and containment strategies, and later broadened to include inter-sectorial education, prevention and treatment efforts, this approach has resulted in the island registering a prevalence rate of 0.1%, the lowest in the Americas.
Biofuel policies are contributing to food insecurity and inflation, and are not helping with climate or fuel security, according to a new report by international agency Oxfam. In today's report 'Another Inconvenient Truth, Oxfam calculates that rich-country biofuels policies have dragged more than 30 million people into poverty, and are responsible for up to 30% of the global rise in food prices.
From Poverty to Power is essential reading for anyone involved in change processes around the world. A new take on development for the 21st century, Oxfam International's new book provides critical insights into the massive human and economic costs of inequality and poverty and proposes realistic solutions.
Food, poverty, and climate change: an agenda for rich-country leaders
Global food prices are up 83 per cent compared with three years ago. The resulting food price crisis constitutes an unprecedented threat to the livelihoods and well-being of millions of rural and urban households who are net food buyers. Around the world, Oxfam International and many of its partners have seen soaring prices force people to eat less food or less nutritious food and drive poor households to cut back on health care, education, and other necessities. Women and children's nutritional levels are particularly vulnerable, as women often put men's consumption before their own.