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Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

Oxfam's latest inequality report and stats have prompted some lively debate in the run up to the World Economic Forum. Here Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, explains how we came up with the stats and why we're confident about our findings. 

The world's 62 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest people.

Yet again I am attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, warning about the global inequality crisis – and proposing steps to tackle it. Yet again, Oxfam has released shocking new statistics which illustrate how severe this crisis has become: 62 people now have the same wealth as the poorest...

Giving Tuesday

Oxfam is excited to launch a new 5-year program - “Creating Spaces to Take Action on Violence against Women and Girls,” - in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Beyond the Nine-to-Five: A world where women are valued, by Bailey Reid.

Women’s rights must be at the heart of making this change real, and lasting.

Street vendors setting up their booth at the local produce market.

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs are popular among development interventions. They enhance the economic security of women and households by developing skills and confidence, and providing access to needed capital, assets, and markets.

Syrian refugee women living in an informal settlement line the side of a road mid-morning waiting to depart to the tomato fields in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. Photo credit: Maya Hautefeuille / Oxfam

Early reviews of last night’s Munk Debate on foreign policy have been positive. There was a substantive airing of some important issues. And there was glaring oversight too. Slightly more than half of all Canadians were not represented on the debate stage.

Up For Debate has a very clear goal: to put women’s rights and gender equality on the 2015 electoral map.

Wake up and smell the issues

Election season is heating up. The leaders debate on economic policy is almost upon us. And my mother wants me to say a few things to those who aspire to lead our country.

Hanin Al Halayal, 26, sit with her four week old baby Sana, 4-weeks , in the tent in which they now live in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in north Bekaa Valley in Lebanon on September 10 2015.

On September 15th, 2015 in Ottawa there was an important event featuring three female Nobel Peace Laureates: Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland), and Jody Williams (USA).

If you ask political parties or the media, this election is about the middle class. If you ask me, it’s about people living in poverty.

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