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Photo: Tom Pietrasik. Mymensingh, Bangladesh. November 19th 2014

It’s time to start conversations, get involved and pressure our lawmakers for much-needed changes.

Emily Kirby (left) and other Oxfam Ambassadors on tour with Coldplay in Toronto.

Emily Kirby recounts her experience as an Oxfam Ambassador for the Stand As One campaign – a global movement of Coldplay fans standing in solidarity with refugees and displaced people.

This year for Mother's Day, think globally, and give your mom a gift that crosses boundaries and makes a lasting impact on the lives of people around our planet. Visit OxfamUnwrapped.ca for all the details.

Revo, 50, Congolese refugee, laughs in her makeshift shelter at Mantapala refugee settlement, Northern Zambia | Photo : Alexis Huguet, OXFAM

Revo herself has become an Oxfam volunteer. Three times a day she runs hygiene promotion programs for families in the camp because she knows the spread of disease can be deadly. "We suffered so much before, always running. Now this is our home. We want to start working and contributing."

Communities relocated to make way for gold mines in Ghana struggle with loss of agricultural land, unemployment, and environmental damage. Neil Brander/Oxfam America.

Being such a global hub for mining finance and expertise, Canada is uniquely positioned to influence and change the mining industry.

Alice* used to get sick regularly. Photo: Corinna Kern

Simple solutions –– like bikes –– can bring not only hope, but better access to education.

High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the ‘Connecting 4 Life’ program that helps young people in Senegal learn about human sexuality through an online education platform. Photo by: Brett Eloff | Oxfam

Now more than ever, the federal government needs to invest in SRHR and support feminist youth and women’s organizations and movements, at home and abroad, whose advocacy efforts are vital for holding ground. 

Impacted by flooding in India, residents received chlorine tablets along with buckets from Oxfam | photo: Oxfam India

Climate change has affected the normally predictable seasons in this part of the world. The monsoons last longer, are larger and, in 2017, were accompanied by Cyclone Mora.

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (right) at the G7 Ministerial meetings in Whistler. (Photo: Diana Sarosi | Oxfam Canada)

 

Every day brings with it a rousing success or a crushing setback in our fight for equal rights. One fight Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been focusing her efforts on is the global economic model that’s absolutely rigged against women....

Photo of Melody Mutsauki with her two year old daughter Brighton outside their home in Zimbabwe.

Transforming gender and power relations is critical to ending poverty and challenging inequality. Read examples of how Oxfam and our partners are strengthening the laws that protect the rights of women and girls.

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