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The latest issue of Gender & Development highlights why a focus on gender inequality is vital in understanding why some have so little, and others so much.
Are extractive companies doing enough to consult the local communities affected by large-scale projects?
In 2013 the world spent $60bn on ice cream, almost three times as much as on humanitarian aid. From our new report, For Human Dignity.
We want to secure the rights of people living in poverty to food and income security and decent work.
Extreme economic inequality within countries is increasing around the world. It destabilises economies, damages societies and traps people in poverty.
Our work in the UK supports our vision that everyone should have enough to live on and should be treated with respect and dignity no matter how much money they have.
Women and girls form the majority of those living in poverty. Achieving gender justice is a matter of basic rights and also a key means of addressing poverty.
Business has great potential for alleviating poverty. We want to maximise the contribution that business can make towards poverty reduction.
Effective, accountable states are essential for overcoming poverty and inequality. Poor and marginalised people have the right to a say in decisions that affect their lives.
Oxfam responds to needs caused by conflict or natural disasters directly, but also supports national governments and local partner organisations to respond in emergencies.
We meet the need for water and sanitation in crises and campaign with others for better provision and financing of essential services.
Climate change and disasters are causes of poverty so we integrate disaster risk reduction and adaptation in our work
All Oxfam’s work is under-pinned by a rights-based approach. We believe that all people have social, economic, political, and civil rights, as well as rights under humanitarian law.
We want governments and international organisations to spend aid effectively and target the poorest groups.
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