Despite the huge sums of money involved in oil, mineral and gas mining, over 1.5 billion people in resource-rich countries live on less than $2 a day. However, revenues generated by extractive industries can be used to reduce poverty.

Violence against women and girls is an attack on human rights - it ruins lives and impoverishes communities. It is present in all nations – rich and poor – and affects us all, women, girls, men and boys.  

A statement by Oxfam Canada Executive Director, Robert Fox marking International Human Rights Day and the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women.

Source: ANC Archives

Former Oxfam Canada Board chair Meyer Brownstone, recounts how Oxfam Canada was invited by Nelson Mandela to be present when he cast his vote to end apartheid in 1994.

As part of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence,” Oxfam in Mali, Wildaf - a local partner - and International Medical Corps launched an exhibition in Bamako, Gao and Timbuktu, entitled “From shadow into light”.

India is a land of many contrasts where goddesses are revered for their strength and invincibility yet violence against women in all forms is a common phenomenon. In the year 2012, there was a devastating spike in incidences of violence against women across the country - some of which have...

The Global Humanitarian Assistance report is eagerly anticipated by those working in the humanitarian field, as it provides hard data and trends required for strategic analysis and decisions.

The recent flash floods in Uttrakhand, India have already claimed around 1000 lives and more than 3000 people are still missing.  One of the worst calamities caused by an extreme weather event in the form of cloud burst and high intensity rains in the eco-fragile region has devastated millions...

There are a billion poor people in the world today. And there will be 2 billion people in extreme poverty as the world population grows from 7 to 9 billion in the next generation. Oxfam invests in changing those odds on poverty.

It is not by accident or twist of fate that poor people and poor countries suffer immeasurably more than others when disasters strike.


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