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On April 19th 2016, The Ontario Equal Pay Coalition marks Equal Pay Day - the day when a typical woman's earnings have caught up to what a man made last year.

Successful business woman and activist for gender equality. Photo: Asana Abugre.Christian Aid / Sarah Filbey.

Those shifting and hiding their wealth are failing to pay back into the ‘care economy’ – the people who produce and reproduce the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Photo: Oxfam

Shame, victim-blaming and stigma are such common aspects of violence against women that many victims never go to the police. Photo: Oxfam

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.

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