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“I don’t have a goat,” Mom hinted. That made my mind up for a Mother’s Day gift. Then I started looking through Oxfam’s archives from the last few years to find mothers who had received a goat or benefitted from an Oxfam program paid through Unwrapped funds. I hope...

Oxfam Canada believes that our food system is broken, and that in order to fix it, we must have the largest conversation in the history of the planet about food. That’s why this spring we hosted public dialogues on women’s rights and the food system. People want to talk about food, and we want...

An alarming number of women and girls around the world experience sexual violence. From Congo and Kenya to Burma and Colombia, rape is used as a weapon to humiliate people and tear apart communities. 

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Wednesday, April 25 was World Malaria Day, and there is news about a disease that afflicts 225 million people and killed about 650,000 in 2010.

First the good tidings: In the last decade, deaths from malaria have been cut by one third in Africa and the number of at-risk people contracting...

Oxfam ambassador Helena Christensen, a supermodel and photographer, recently returned from her third trip with Oxfam, this one to document the toll that climate change has had on the women of rural Turkana in northern Kenya. 

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Oxfam Canada policy coordinator Mark Fried blogs on the successful campaign to get the International Monetary Fund to invest more than $1 billion of windfall profits in small-scale farming, education, health care and other needs of the world’s poorest countries. Nearly $1.6 billion in gold...

Oxfam Canada policy coordinator, Mark Fried, blogs on the possibility of achieving a conventional Arms Trade Treaty with bite. After years of lobbying, Oxfam and other members of the Control Arms Campaign say a final breakthrough is in sight.  Is Canada helping or hindering? 

Let me tell you a story — a real-life story — about what empowerment looks like. It’s the story of a woman in the Kembata region of Ethiopia who, after decades of toil, was put out of her home by her husband because he had taken on a new wife.

The final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations is taking place February 13‐17, 2012. Mark Fried, Policy Officer for Oxfam Canada, describes the impact our Control Arms campaign work has had on the treaty process, and the work that still remains. 

Blair Redlin is vice-chair of Oxfam Canada’s Board of Director’s and a long-time volunteer.

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