inequality

Left behind by the G20

“This report shows why anger about income inequality sparked protests that have swept the world, from Tahrir Square to Wall Street,” said Oxfam Canada Executive Director Robert Fox. “More than half of the world’s poorest people live in G20 countries, making them a key battleground in the fight against global poverty.”

Washington DC skyline

The problem with America First is that it is both based on false pretenses and morally shallow. 

8 men own the same wealth as the bottom half of the planet

Oxfam's Director of Policy and Campaigns, Lauren Ravon and Manager of Campaigns, Kelly Bowden, spoke with media outlets across the country about the current state of inequality.

8 men own the same wealth as 3.6 Billion people.

It seems that our report intrigued many Canadians and other global citizens. Below are the answers to our five most frequently asked questions related to our latest report titled An Economy for the 99...

Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

Oxfam's latest inequality report and stats have prompted some lively debate in the run up to the World Economic Forum. Here Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, explains how we came up with the stats and why we're confident about our findings. 

80 richest people have same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest people

Making tax fair is one of the issues most in need of global action if we’re to tackle the problem of inequality.  Oxfam is calling for an unprecedented event, a World Tax Summit, where all countries come together to make tax fair and help close the gap between rich and poor. Read...

Slum next to luxury apartments. São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Tuca Vieira

Extreme economic inequality is out of control and getting worse. From Ghana to Germany, South Africa to Spain, the gap between rich and poor is rapidly increasing. At the World Economic Forum last year, Oxfam released a statistic which made headlines: Just 85 rich individuals held more wealth...

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...

Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives.

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