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South African Tax Advocates

Today is World Public Service Day, and next week, our government will also be removing the GST from tampons across Canada. In one case, we’re getting rid of a bad tax, which was sex-based and discriminatory. In the other, we’re celebrating the positive impact that our tax dollars can make. 

Oxfam at the University of Calgary has proven their ability to make a large impact, despite being one of the newest additions to the Oxfamily.

Over the past school year, Oxfam Canada clubs on university and college campuses across Canada have once again been busy raising awareness and taking action on gender justice, poverty and humanitarian issues.

Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven wrong by successful efforts to combat disease, to increase access to drinking water sources, and to get girls into school. But, as Oxfam...

A water point in Simbili settlement, Arua district, Uganda. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures London UK

With approximately one and a half million South Sudanese displaced, and more than four million people in urgent need of aid, it is easy to lose hope. But we shouldn’t.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. Photo: Oxfam

What does it feel like to be a refugee, forced to flee to an unfamiliar country and dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive?

Ending violence against women and girls—in times of conflict and peace

This week, as London hosts the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the largest event of its kind, world leaders have the opportunity to take practical action to put an end to sexual violence in conflict.

Raising Her Voice: Feminism around the world

We asked activists around Oxfam and beyond to nominate some of their favourite, most inspiring feminist activist sites.

Raising Her Voice

Women produce over half of the world’s food, work two-thirds of the world’s working hours and take home just one tenth of the world’s income. This global inequality is rooted in the fundamental absence of women’s equal and meaningful voice in decision making in homes, neighborhoods, courtrooms,...

Oxfam in Cuba

A group of Oxfam executive directors and board chairs recently took to the fields of Cuba, traveling with the Oxfam in Cuba team to Holguin, east of Havana.

Oxfam in Cuba

A couple of months ago I raised funds for Oxfam by cycling 350 kilometres under the Cuban sun, cutting straight across the island from the Atlantic to the Caribbean coast.

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