Inequality and essential services blog channel http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/1859 en You told drug giant Johnson & Johnson to pay its fair share of tax - We made sure they heard the message! http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-31-you-told-drug-giant-johnson-johnson-pay-its-fair-share-tax-we-made-sure-they-heard <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-31-you-told-drug-giant-johnson-johnson-pay-its-fair-share-tax-we-made-sure-they-heard"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/petitionboxes_april2019.jpg?itok=_IOq4Ia6" width="210" height="110" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-31-you-told-drug-giant-johnson-johnson-pay-its-fair-share-tax-we-made-sure-they-heard"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: You told drug giant Johnson & Johnson to pay its fair share of tax - We made sure they heard the message!</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">31 May 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Johnson &amp; Johnson says they pay their fair share in taxes but in reality they dodge billions of dollars in taxes that could fund health care and schools. We went inside their shareholder meeting to deliver your petitions and tell them no more tax dodging.</p> </div> Fri, 31 May 2019 12:19:22 +0000 Oxfam International 81983 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Historic vote in European Parliament for a Europe free from tax havens http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-04-09-historic-vote-european-parliament-europe-free-tax-havens <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-04-09-historic-vote-european-parliament-europe-free-tax-havens"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/eu-blacklist-obe5817-1240x680_0.jpg?itok=VE5gBOAg" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam tax havens campaign stunt outside the European Union, 2016. Photo: Tineke D&amp;#039;haese/Oxfam" title="Oxfam tax havens campaign stunt outside the European Union, 2016. Photo: Tineke D&amp;#039;haese/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-04-09-historic-vote-european-parliament-europe-free-tax-havens"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Historic vote in European Parliament for a Europe free from tax havens</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">9 April 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><em><strong>Last week, the European Parliament </strong></em></p></div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:36:47 +0000 Guest Blogger 81929 at http://l.blogs.oxfam This Video on Inequality Has Gone Viral. So What Next? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-01-video-inequality-has-gone-viral-so-what-next <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-01-video-inequality-has-gone-viral-so-what-next"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/winnie-wef-2019-flickr-1240x680.jpg?itok=PTDpY9pU" width="210" height="110" alt="Winnie Byanyima. Photo: World Economic Forum" title="Winnie Byanyima. Photo: World Economic Forum" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-01-video-inequality-has-gone-viral-so-what-next"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: This Video on Inequality Has Gone Viral. So What Next?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">1 February 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>This clip of the 'Cost of Inequality' panel at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos has gone viral. Here's why.</p> </div> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:54:59 +0000 Guest Blogger 81853 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Seven brilliant questions you asked about Oxfam’s Inequality report http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-23-seven-brilliant-questions-you-asked-about-oxfam-inequality-report <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-23-seven-brilliant-questions-you-asked-about-oxfam-inequality-report"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/davos-clean-for-joel_0.png?itok=j9bqCGGf" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth" title="Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-23-seven-brilliant-questions-you-asked-about-oxfam-inequality-report"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Seven brilliant questions you asked about Oxfam’s Inequality report</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">23 January 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Oxfam’s new inequality report reveals that billionaires’ fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year, while the poorest half of humanity – 3.8 billion people – saw their wealth fall. It's making headlines around the globe. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions you've asked about it.</p></div> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:27:40 +0000 Guest Blogger 81841 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Inequality Is Bad For Your Health and What You Can Do About It http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-22-inequality-bad-your-health-and-what-you-can-do-about-it <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-22-inequality-bad-your-health-and-what-you-can-do-about-it"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/nepal-700_0.png?itok=doUXYfok" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth" title="Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-22-inequality-bad-your-health-and-what-you-can-do-about-it"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Inequality Is Bad For Your Health and What You Can Do About It</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">22 January 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>Ask anyone what really matters and the health of their families and their children’s education will be near the top of the list. Yet in many countries these things are only available to those with money.</span></p></div> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:05:06 +0000 Anna Marriott 81845 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 4 critical steps to ensure international aid works for the poorest people http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-14-4-critical-steps-ensure-international-aid-works-poorest-people <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-14-4-critical-steps-ensure-international-aid-works-poorest-people"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/turkana-wind-farm.jpg?itok=BGjWZK5h" width="210" height="110" alt="The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani district, Marsabit county. Photo: Jack Owuor/The Star Newspaper" title="The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani district, Marsabit county. Photo: Jack Owuor/The Star Newspaper" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-14-4-critical-steps-ensure-international-aid-works-poorest-people"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 4 critical steps to ensure international aid works for the poorest people</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">14 January 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>With the credibility and impact of development aid at stake, the status quo just isn’t an option - it’s time for a more radical rethink.</p> </div> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:20:22 +0000 Guest Blogger 81830 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Why 2019 is a Make-or-Break Year for International Aid http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-10-why-2019-make-or-break-year-international-aid <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-10-why-2019-make-or-break-year-international-aid"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/112892lpr-food-aid-1240x680.jpg?itok=-_7IIodP" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam staff deliver food to people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 2018. Photo: Alain Nking/Oxfam" title="Oxfam staff deliver food to people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 2018. Photo: Alain Nking/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-01-10-why-2019-make-or-break-year-international-aid"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Why 2019 is a Make-or-Break Year for International Aid</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">10 January 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>International development aid is in danger, as the boundary between aid and commercial transactions gets blurred. Can this trend be reversed?</p></div> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:38:28 +0000 Guest Blogger 81826 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Paradise Papers one year on: Five ways to stop such tax scandals http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-11-05-paradise-papers-one-year-five-ways-stop-such-tax-scandals <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-11-05-paradise-papers-one-year-five-ways-stop-such-tax-scandals"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/end-era-tax-havens.jpg?itok=yiRay5BY" width="210" height="110" alt="Time to end the era of tax havens." title="Time to end the era of tax havens." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-11-05-paradise-papers-one-year-five-ways-stop-such-tax-scandals"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Paradise Papers one year on: Five ways to stop such tax scandals</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">5 November 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>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.</p></div> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:35:32 +0000 Guest Blogger 81770 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-09-18-revealing-big-pharmas-tax-dodging-story-behind-numbers <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-09-18-revealing-big-pharmas-tax-dodging-story-behind-numbers"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/oxfam-pharma-campaign-pill-reminder1024x512.jpg?itok=L725u3Wu" width="210" height="110" alt="Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers" title="Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-09-18-revealing-big-pharmas-tax-dodging-story-behind-numbers"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Revealing Big Pharma’s tax dodging: The story behind the numbers</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">18 September 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>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.</p> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:41:03 +0000 Guest Blogger 81710 at http://l.blogs.oxfam How one community in Jordan is raising women's voices - and ensuring clean water is not wasted http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-03-29-how-one-community-jordan-raising-womens-voices-and-ensuring-clean-water-not-wasted <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-03-29-how-one-community-jordan-raising-womens-voices-and-ensuring-clean-water-not-wasted"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/jordan-meeting-1240.jpg?itok=D2DfcAwi" width="210" height="110" alt="A water community group meeting in Allan, Salt governorate, Jordan. Credit: Alixandra Buck/Oxfam" title="A water community group meeting in Allan, Salt governorate, Jordan. Credit: Alixandra Buck/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-03-29-how-one-community-jordan-raising-womens-voices-and-ensuring-clean-water-not-wasted"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: How one community in Jordan is raising women's voices - and ensuring clean water is not wasted</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">29 March 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>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.</p></div> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:17:11 +0000 Guest Blogger 81461 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Business leaders raise the bar on corporate tax behavior http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-08-business-leaders-raise-bar-corporate-tax-behavior <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-08-business-leaders-raise-bar-corporate-tax-behavior"></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-08-business-leaders-raise-bar-corporate-tax-behavior"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Business leaders raise the bar on corporate tax behavior </a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">8 February 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>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.</p></div> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:04:26 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 81403 at http://l.blogs.oxfam World Cancer Day 2018: It’s time to bring down the price of medicines http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-02-world-cancer-day-2018-time-to-bring-down-price-of-medicines <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-02-world-cancer-day-2018-time-to-bring-down-price-of-medicines"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/cancer-tobeka-31march16-2-1240x680.jpg?itok=5R3FkjO0" width="210" height="110" alt="Photos: March in South Africa, for Tobeka, who passed away in 2017, after being unable to afford the high price of cancer medicine." title="Photos: March in South Africa, for Tobeka, who passed away in 2017, after being unable to afford the high price of cancer medicine." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-02-02-world-cancer-day-2018-time-to-bring-down-price-of-medicines"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: World Cancer Day 2018: It’s time to bring down the price of medicines</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">2 February 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>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.</p></div> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:48:30 +0000 Mohga Kamal Yanni 81393 at http://l.blogs.oxfam A day at work: Latin America and the Caribbean http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-29-day-work-latin-america-and-caribbean <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-29-day-work-latin-america-and-caribbean"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/mexico_trabajo_mariacristinalopez-1240x680.jpg?itok=zjkmIFjF" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Maria Cristina Lopez, working in Mexico. Credit: Oxfam" title="Photo: Maria Cristina Lopez, working in Mexico. Credit: Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-29-day-work-latin-america-and-caribbean"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: A day at work: Latin America and the Caribbean</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">29 January 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><span><span>'TRABAJO ('Work') is a collaborative film shot by ordinary people from more than 10 countries in Latin America. T</span><span>he film reflects the perseverance and tenacity of women and men that work very hard to get ahead, to feed their families.</span></span></p></div> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:13:45 +0000 Pablo Rivero 81377 at http://l.blogs.oxfam How to end the inequality crisis? More tax justice http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-26-how-end-inequality-crisis-more-tax-justice <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-26-how-end-inequality-crisis-more-tax-justice"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/eu-tax-stunt-1240x680.jpg?itok=4yC66lFS" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam campaigns against tax havens. Photo: Tineke D&amp;#039;haese/Oxfam" title="Oxfam campaigns against tax havens. Photo: Tineke D&amp;#039;haese/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-26-how-end-inequality-crisis-more-tax-justice"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: How to end the inequality crisis? More tax justice</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">26 January 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>While the rich are getting richer, governments’ reforms all around the world have brought cuts in corporate income, wealth and property taxes and cuts in public services. The EU is not exempt from this trend, but can have a positive role – if it implements reforms.</p></div> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:43:08 +0000 Guest Blogger 81373 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The top 7 questions you asked about the new Oxfam inequality report http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-23-top-7-questions-you-asked-about-new-oxfam-inequality-report <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-23-top-7-questions-you-asked-about-new-oxfam-inequality-report"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/kids-crop-1.jpg?itok=rUA82v1B" width="210" height="110" alt="Fight inequality, beat poverty." title="Fight inequality, beat poverty." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-23-top-7-questions-you-asked-about-new-oxfam-inequality-report"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The top 7 questions you asked about the new Oxfam inequality report</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">23 January 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Our new inequality report reveals how our economy is delivering billions for those at the top by exploiting millions of ordinary workers at the bottom. Here are some of the most interesting questions we’ve been asked about it, and our answers.</p></div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:05:00 +0000 Nick Bryer 81368 at http://l.blogs.oxfam What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality. http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-22-whats-wrong-with-wealth <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-22-whats-wrong-with-wealth"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/davos-static-facebook-blog-1240x680.jpg?itok=ZRyM9nLY" width="210" height="110" alt="Fight inequality, beat poverty." title="Fight inequality, beat poverty." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-22-whats-wrong-with-wealth"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">22 January 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Don’t be fooled. What has become increasingly clear over the years, is that there’s no way we’re going to end poverty unless we tackle extreme wealth too.</p></div> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:24:56 +0000 Nick Bryer 81363 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-12-18-latin-america-remains-most-unequal-region-world <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-12-18-latin-america-remains-most-unequal-region-world"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/cred_-_arturo_canedo_1_header.jpg?itok=1zPNv_qC" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam" title="Photo: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-12-18-latin-america-remains-most-unequal-region-world"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">18 December 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Our team of experts there reviews how to tackle such extreme inequality.<br></span></p></div> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:11:37 +0000 Guest Blogger 81334 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Why tax dodging is a human rights issue http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-21-why-tax-dodging-human-rights-issue <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-21-why-tax-dodging-human-rights-issue"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/world-bank-ifc-twitter-1240_0.jpg?itok=PfKofmZw" width="210" height="110" alt="Tax dodging steals money from health and education." title="Tax dodging steals money from health and education." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-21-why-tax-dodging-human-rights-issue"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Why tax dodging is a human rights issue</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">21 November 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>In the wake of the recent Paradise Papers scandal we saw how tax dodging deprives already deprived people of basic services like access to water, education and healthcare. But, how does tax affect human rights? Here, Alex May argues that tax dodging can also be seen as a human rights violation.</p></div> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:47 +0000 Guest Blogger 81308 at http://l.blogs.oxfam A win for Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-17-win-free-prior-informed-consent-indigenous-leaders-halt-protests-after-peru <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-17-win-free-prior-informed-consent-indigenous-leaders-halt-protests-after-peru"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/peru-graphic-1240x680.jpg?itok=aWVINOy5" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam campaign graphic telling Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that prior consultation is a human right." title="Oxfam campaign graphic telling Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that prior consultation is a human right." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-17-win-free-prior-informed-consent-indigenous-leaders-halt-protests-after-peru"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: A win for Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">17 November 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.</p> </div> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:42:06 +0000 Emily Greenspan 81300 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-05-paradise-papers-exposes-feeble-political-attempts-end-tax-havens <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-05-paradise-papers-exposes-feeble-political-attempts-end-tax-havens"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/vaultboy_en_facebook-1240.jpg?itok=W6Fvlqv2" width="210" height="110" alt="Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy &amp;amp; powerful invest offshore." title="Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy &amp;amp; powerful invest offshore." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-11-05-paradise-papers-exposes-feeble-political-attempts-end-tax-havens"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">5 November 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy &amp; powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.</p> </div> Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:17:09 +0000 Guest Blogger 81276 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-10-13-imfs-bold-moves-inequality-are-still-unconvincing <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-10-13-imfs-bold-moves-inequality-are-still-unconvincing"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/104397lpr-father-child-inequality-1240.jpg?itok=_8Jh8pJE" width="210" height="110" alt="A father holds his daughter as he stands on a site from which local residents have recently been evicted to make way for new developments, close to luxury apartments in North Jakarta. Credit: Tiara Audina/Oxfam" title="A father holds his daughter as he stands on a site from which local residents have recently been evicted to make way for new developments, close to luxury apartments in North Jakarta. Credit: Tiara Audina/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-10-13-imfs-bold-moves-inequality-are-still-unconvincing"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">13 October 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.</p></div> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:34:42 +0000 Guest Blogger 81246 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-09-27-four-quick-takeaways-world-banks-education-report <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-09-27-four-quick-takeaways-world-banks-education-report"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/ous_50317_gos180-ret-1280.jpg?itok=poQcEdM1" width="210" height="110" alt="Thankgod Chigizie sits inside his school classroom, in Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos" title="Thankgod Chigizie sits inside his school classroom, in Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-09-27-four-quick-takeaways-world-banks-education-report"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">27 September 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,” where “even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math.”</p></div> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:33:08 +0000 Guest Blogger 81225 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Your questions answered: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-07-19-your-questions-answered-commitment-reducing-inequality-index <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-07-19-your-questions-answered-commitment-reducing-inequality-index"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/cri_report_photo_-a_computer_classroom_in_oneputa_combined_school_northern_namibia_-_secondary_education_is_free_for_all_students_in_namibia_-_credit_john_hogg_-_world_bank.jpg?itok=pNqUbpx2" width="210" height="110" alt="Clase de informática en Namibia. Foto: John Hogg/World Bank" title="Clase de informática en Namibia. Foto: John Hogg/World Bank" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-07-19-your-questions-answered-commitment-reducing-inequality-index"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Your questions answered: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">19 July 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>Since the </span><span>Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index was launched many people have been in touch to find out more. Here are the answers to some of your most common </span><span><span>questions and </span>comments.</span></p></div> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:13:36 +0000 Guest Blogger 81147 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Will the new WHO Director-General commit to end crushing healthcare user fees? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-05-18-will-new-who-director-general-commit-end-crushing-healthcare-user-fees <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-05-18-will-new-who-director-general-commit-end-crushing-healthcare-user-fees"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/64414lpr-newborn-maternity-hospital-sierra-leone-1240.jpg?itok=R05n58yF" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Hawa Aruma (20) sits with her newborn son at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam" title="Photo: Hawa Aruma (20) sits with her newborn son at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-05-18-will-new-who-director-general-commit-end-crushing-healthcare-user-fees"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Will the new WHO Director-General commit to end crushing healthcare user fees?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">18 May 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Every year one billion people worldwide are denied medical care because they cannot afford to pay for it. The World Health Organisation's new Director-General must commit to removing healthcare user fees, essential to achieve Universal Health Coverage.</p></div> Thu, 18 May 2017 10:39:19 +0000 Guest Blogger 81061 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-21-can-official-development-assistance-be-reformed-help-poorest-countries <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-21-can-official-development-assistance-be-reformed-help-poorest-countries"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/86681lpr-south-sudan-food-crisis-pablo-tosco-1240x680_1.jpg?itok=DslYvg-A" width="210" height="110" alt="Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014" title="Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-21-can-official-development-assistance-be-reformed-help-poorest-countries"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">21 April 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>If the current reform of Official Development Assistance is not combined with the required criteria and safeguards – established in consultation with governments and citizens in the South – it is likely to be to the detriment of the poorest.</p></div> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:27:40 +0000 Guest Blogger 81022 at http://l.blogs.oxfam