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Photo: Mary Kaswii from Reuben Baptist Primary school in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya. Credit: Allan Gichigi / Oxfam

Back to school: Returning education to the development agenda

With millions of children around the world missing out on education, Sandra Dworack argues for a new approach to how education in development is financed, and calls on governments to make lasting...

Roadside barbershop, Manila, Philippines (2014). Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unmasking Asia's economic success

Decades of sustained economic growth have seen Asia grow ever wealthier. But, as Oxfam's Asia Deputy Regional Director Lan Mercado explains, Asia's successes have come at a huge cost. An...

Tea picking in Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Why companies fail to pay a living wage (at least in their supply chains)

With companies seeking to maximise profits to meet investors' expectations, workers in the supply chain lose out and remain trapped in poverty. Erinch Sahan looks at why workers continue to earn...

Harvested coffee beans (Credit: Mario Lopez/Oxfam)

Defining a living wage means understanding the local context

To mark Human Rights Day, Oxfam published a paper outlining why a living wage is essential and positive steps that have been taken to achieve it. Here, Mike Kelly, Chairman of the Living Wage...

Protestors in Mexico, a mass grave has been found outside Iguala after 43 students went missing. Photo credit: Reuters

Power to the people: how civil society protects human rights

When civil society is threatened so are human rights. To mark the UN's Human Rights Day, Jacky Repila takes the pulse of civil society around the world and comes away both worried and heartened. ...

Cambodian garment workers travelling to work in Phnom Penh (Credit: Emma Hardy/Oxfam)

What would it take to deliver a living wage in supply chains?

The concept of a living wage is not something new, but with recent reports warning of the lag between wages and productivity and outlining the failures in trickle down economics, it is in the spotlight....

Nada's story is part of Oxfam's 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Violence.

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes."

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. November 25th is a day set aside to raise awareness and trigger action on this global problem. Here, Nay el Rahi tells...

Gulnara Ahmadov prepares her daughter, Gulmira for school (Credit: David Levene/ Oxfam)

Care - from motherhood and apple pie to human rights

Care work is a social good, but one that is all too often undervalued, unequal and under resourced. Here, Gender & Development editor Caroline Sweetman introduces the Care issue. ...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

 MP/public dialogue arranged by a WWS partner in South Sudan February 2013. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Promoting active citizenship in fragile states - four lessons

Is long term programming possible in fragile states? For the last three years we've been working with civil society in South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territory and...

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