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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."

When typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines last November, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying millions of people’s houses and livelihoods, people like fisherman Lionel Advincula, from Barangay Bislig in Tanauan municipality, Leyte province, found themselves having to make some...

Breaking Free of Gender Violence

Oxfam America's Coco McCabe met with women in Guatemala who are striving to break free of gender-based violence.

In the current discussions around this week’s first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, transparency, accountability, and inclusion are not being sufficiently integrated.

Some people argue that the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) concept is not easily understood or defined. In fact, it is very simple. At its core UHC is about ensuring the right to health. It means that all people - whether rich or poor – are able to access good quality health services without...

In Latin America, the rich rule. 113 Latin-Americans appear on the world’s billionaires list, while 164 million men and women in the region live in poverty (66 million of them in extreme poverty).

The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound — in everything from economic growth, access to education, food and health security to the environment, peace‐building and good governance.

When he walked into the St. John's office one day in 1984, Bill Hynd never thought he'd find himself still working for Oxfam in 2014. But here we are, 30 years later, celebrating an amazing career that spanned three decades and touched many lives, both inside Oxfam and across the world....

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace building.

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