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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.

Africa Rising

Much of Africa’s impressive economic growth over the last decade has been driven by new discoveries of oil, natural gas and mineral reserves. The continent has six of the top 10 fastest growing economies in the world. This growth is worth celebrating. But even though Sub-Saharan Africa’s...

"Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of Oxfam’s work, and our commitment to putting women’s rights is at the heart of all we do. As an organization, we use our influence and leadership to change unjust power relations."

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