Inequality and essential services

The widening gap between the richest and poorest is damaging economies and pushing more people into poverty. There are practical ways to close the gap.

Time to end the era of tax havens.

Blog: Paradise Papers one year on: Five ways to stop such tax scandals

Oxfam’s five-point plan shows how governments can stop the tax scandals if they put the interests of the public over the demands of the super-rich and big business.

Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers

Blog: Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers

Four of the world's biggest drug companies are making billions in profits while cheating poor people, especially women and girls, with sky-high drug prices and dodging hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. Here's a close look into Oxfam's research that uncovered their dirty little secret.

AltavozES es una plataforma digital que fomenta la participación ciudadana en El Salvador.

Blog: #AltavozES : activismo digital contra la desigualdad en El Salvador

El permanente dinamismo y cambio que vivimos a raíz del uso extendido del internet y las nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC), ha traído consigo nuevas lógicas democráticas que contribuyen a traducir nuestras ideas y expectativas sobre los cambios sociales en acciones concretas. 

Eduardo viajó a La Paz, acompañado de su esposa Basthi Ramos, una activista por los derechos de las mujeres y productora de radio comunitaria en Huanuni, para recoger su premio. Foto: Pablo Andrés Rivero / Oxfam.

Blog: Entregamos premio al ganador del sorteo del cortometraje ‘Trabajo’

Hace poco tuvimos el gusto de conocer a Eduardo Quisbert Luque, el ganador del sorteo del cortometraje ‘Trabajo’, y hacerle entrega de su premio, un dron DJI Spark.

A water community group meeting in Allan, Salt governorate, Jordan. Credit: Alixandra Buck/Oxfam

Blog: How one community in Jordan is raising women's voices - and ensuring clean water is not wasted

With the support of Global Affairs Canada, Oxfam is working with community members, partners, and the Government of Jordan to improve water governance. And now the voices of the community's women are being heard.

Blog: Business leaders raise the bar on corporate tax behavior

The B Team, a coalition of forward-looking business leaders including Sir Richard Branson, and Ratan Tata, have announced a new set of principles and commitments on corporate tax. Despite some notable weaknesses, this initiative raises the bar on what constitutes responsible corporate tax behavior.

Photos: March in South Africa, for Tobeka, who passed away in 2017, after being unable to afford the high price of cancer medicine.

Blog: World Cancer Day 2018: It’s time to bring down the price of medicines

This World Cancer Day, people across the globe must unite to push for tough actions by governments and UN bodies to change the system that leads to high medicine prices, which prevent patients from getting the treatment that can save their lives.

Photo: Maria Cristina Lopez, working in Mexico. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: A day at work: Latin America and the Caribbean

'TRABAJO ('Work') is a collaborative film shot by ordinary people from more than 10 countries in Latin America. The film reflects the perseverance and tenacity of women and men that work very hard to get ahead, to feed their families.

Blog: Trabajo: un cortometraje que cuenta cómo se buscan la vida los latinoamericanos

TRABAJO es un cortometraje colaborativo que resulta de cientos de vídeos grabados en la región en octubre pasado. No es collage de trazos diversos, es un diálogo entre la rutina, llamémosla normal, de levantarse, prepararse y salir a trabajar, con circunstancias, llamémosla normalizadas, que no son otras que injusticias, servicios públicos escasos o paupérrimos, desigualdades severas, pero también la perseverancia, la tenacidad y energía de mujeres y hombres por salir adelante, por llevar el pan a la mesa. 

Combattre les inégalités. Vaincre la pauvreté.

Blog: Les 7 questions les plus fréquemment posées sur notre nouveau rapport sur les inégalités

Notre nouveau rapport sur l’état des inégalités dans le monde révèle qu’une élite tire des bénéfices inimaginables de notre système économique en exploitant des millions de travailleuses et de travailleurs au bas de l’échelle.

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