General blog channel http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/1860 en European elections 2019: A European spring for citizens worldwide? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-01-european-elections-2019-european-spring-citizens-worldwide <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-01-european-elections-2019-european-spring-citizens-worldwide"><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/obe_6257_12022018_climate-march-brussels-1240x680.jpg?itok=r8pWaV-m" width="210" height="110" alt="Climate march in Brussels, Belgium, 2 December 2018. Photo: Eric de Mildt" title="Climate march in Brussels, Belgium, 2 December 2018. Photo: Eric de Mildt" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-05-01-european-elections-2019-european-spring-citizens-worldwide"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: European elections 2019: A European spring for citizens worldwide?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">1 May 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The Head of our EU office shares her personal hope, that this spring, the EU will flourish and provide better policies for citizens in Europe and beyond.</p></div> Wed, 01 May 2019 11:26:45 +0000 Guest Blogger 81950 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Here's how to get the best next World Bank president http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-08-heres-how-get-best-next-world-bank-president <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-08-heres-how-get-best-next-world-bank-president"><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/108177lpr-christina-field-sun-1240.jpg?itok=aJKMFcr4" width="210" height="110" alt="Maize farmer Christina, 24, has two daughters, ages 6 and 3. &amp;quot;I have hope that one day we leave poverty behind.&amp;quot; Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/Oxfam, Ghana" title="Maize farmer Christina, 24, has two daughters, ages 6 and 3. &amp;quot;I have hope that one day we leave poverty behind.&amp;quot; Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/Oxfam, Ghana" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-08-heres-how-get-best-next-world-bank-president"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Here's how to get the best next World Bank president</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">8 February 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The best way to find the right person to tackle the injustice of poverty is to raise our collective expectations. Governments around the world, time to step up.</p></div> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:10:15 +0000 Guest Blogger 81863 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Oxfam: Strengthening our roots http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-31-oxfam-strengthening-our-roots <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-31-oxfam-strengthening-our-roots"><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/108335lpr-1240x680-rwanda.jpg?itok=yPiHKsaX" width="210" height="110" alt="Valerie Mukangerero walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, eastern Rwanda. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d&amp;#039;Unienville/Oxfam" title="Valerie Mukangerero walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, eastern Rwanda. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d&amp;#039;Unienville/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-31-oxfam-strengthening-our-roots"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Oxfam: Strengthening our roots</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">31 December 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>This past year the Oxfam confederation reached more people than ever before – 22.3 million – the majority women and girls. <span style="font-size: 13.008px;">We did this largely via partnerships with more than 7,300 organizational allies around the world, helping them too to strengthen the ways they influence their own decision-makers. </span></p> </div> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:17:07 +0000 Guest Blogger 81831 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Where does development cooperation fit in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-04-27-where-does-development-cooperation-fit-eu-multiannual-financial-framework <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-04-27-where-does-development-cooperation-fit-eu-multiannual-financial-framework"><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_background.jpg?itok=XlDMCArz" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Tineke Dhaese/Oxfam" title="Photo: Tineke Dhaese/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-04-27-where-does-development-cooperation-fit-eu-multiannual-financial-framework"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Where does development cooperation fit in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">27 April 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>The next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (the architecture of the EU's budget) will shape the priorities of the EU’s official development aid until at least 2027. But as member states outline what the budget will look like,&nbsp;<span>development aid does not seem to have a place in the plan.</span></span></p></div> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:41:59 +0000 Guest Blogger 81519 at http://l.blogs.oxfam El Salvador makes history as first country to ban mining http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-04-el-salvador-makes-history-first-country-ban-mining <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-04-el-salvador-makes-history-first-country-ban-mining"><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/el_salvador_no_a_la_mineria_680x340.jpg?itok=-rWXoAyF" width="210" height="110" alt="Historic win in El Salvador on March 29 to ban all metallic mining and the work ahead to guarantee the right to water and food for all Salvadorans. " title="Historic win in El Salvador on March 29 to ban all metallic mining and the work ahead to guarantee the right to water and food for all Salvadorans. " /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-04-el-salvador-makes-history-first-country-ban-mining"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: El Salvador makes history as first country to ban mining</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">4 April 2017</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>El Salvador made history on March 29, 2017, becoming the first country in the world to prohibit open-pit, underground, and artisanal metal mining.</p> </div> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:42:42 +0000 Guest Blogger 81004 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/16-07-22-oxfam-international-signs-historic-deal-move-nairobi-kenya <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/16-07-22-oxfam-international-signs-historic-deal-move-nairobi-kenya"><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/nairobi_city_skyline-credit-1240x680.jpg?itok=f8uren_b" width="210" height="110" alt="Nairobi skyline. © Kenya Tourism Board" title="Nairobi skyline. © Kenya Tourism Board" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/16-07-22-oxfam-international-signs-historic-deal-move-nairobi-kenya"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">22 July 2016</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.</p></div> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:43:11 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 54900 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Report from the G20 in Turkey: Will action follow promises? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-11-19-report-g20-turkey-will-action-follow-promises <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-11-19-report-g20-turkey-will-action-follow-promises"><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/g20-turkey-2015-1240x680.jpg?itok=v70wxHQC" width="210" height="110" alt="G20 Turkey 2015" title="G20 Turkey 2015" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-11-19-report-g20-turkey-will-action-follow-promises"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Report from the G20 in Turkey: Will action follow promises?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">19 November 2015</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The 2015 G20 leaders' summit made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis and taken some tentative steps towards the widening gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.</p></div> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:03:11 +0000 Steve Price-Thomas 29815 at http://l.blogs.oxfam A lifeline for families in Somalia is hanging by a thread http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-02-19-lifeline-families-somalia-hanging-thread <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-02-19-lifeline-families-somalia-hanging-thread"><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/hargeisa-market-somalia.jpg?itok=skevEWBc" width="210" height="110" alt="A woman trader in Hargeisa market serves a cup of fresh camel’s milk. Small-scale business women often rely on remittances as start-up money for their stalls. Photo: Petterik Weggers/Oxfam" title="A woman trader in Hargeisa market serves a cup of fresh camel’s milk. Small-scale business women often rely on remittances as start-up money for their stalls. Photo: Petterik Weggers/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-02-19-lifeline-families-somalia-hanging-thread"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: A lifeline for families in Somalia is hanging by a thread</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">19 February 2015</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is hanging by a thread.</p> </div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:43:00 +0000 Ed Pomfret 25384 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The Robin Hood Tax: A Lifeline for Global Education http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-06-26-robin-hood-tax-lifeline-global-education <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-06-26-robin-hood-tax-lifeline-global-education"><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/robin%20hood%20tax.jpg?itok=ZmwCDhf6" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam campaigners call for a Robin Hood Tax. Photo: Oxfam." title="Oxfam campaigners call for a Robin Hood Tax. Photo: Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-06-26-robin-hood-tax-lifeline-global-education"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The Robin Hood Tax: A Lifeline for Global Education</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">26 June 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, </strong><strong><a href="http://fund-the-future.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">171 million people could be lifted out of poverty</a>.</strong>  It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the importance of getting children in the world’s poorest countries into school and learning</p></div> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:33:58 +0000 Al Kinley 10709 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Football promotes hygiene changes in Somalia http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-15-football-promotes-hygiene-changes-somalia <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-15-football-promotes-hygiene-changes-somalia"><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/somalia-football-tournament-1000x586.jpg?itok=QLgEjU-t" width="210" height="110" alt="Football players chasing the ball in the sand" title="Four football teams competed in a tournament in Lower Juba, Somalia, and helped spread messages on good hygiene practices." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-15-football-promotes-hygiene-changes-somalia"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Football promotes hygiene changes in Somalia</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">15 May 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Sports can be used as a tool for change to address social issues, including water and sanitation issues.</strong></p></div> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:20:31 +0000 Stella Madete 10668 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Unfair international taxation undermines economic, political and social development progress http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-08-unfair-international-taxation-undermines-economic-political-social-development <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-08-unfair-international-taxation-undermines-economic-political-social-development"><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/ghana.jpg?itok=iyZCmXbs" width="210" height="110" alt="In Ghana, more aid is needed to pay for free care and to expand health services to meet increasing demand. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos" title="In Ghana, more aid is needed to pay for free care and to expand health services to meet increasing demand. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-08-unfair-international-taxation-undermines-economic-political-social-development"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Unfair international taxation undermines economic, political and social development progress</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">8 May 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/business-among-friends-why-corporate-tax-dodgers-are-not-yet-losing-sleep-over-global-tax-ref" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Oxfam’s report</a></strong> showing how developing countries have been marginalised in the process of reforming the rules for taxing multinational enterprises has been well received – unsurprisingly, perhaps, since the evidence of political marginalisation and of lost revenues is fairly clear.</p></div> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:47:38 +0000 Claire Godfrey 10661 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Developing countries must be at the heart of Global Tax Reform http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-02-developing-countries-must-be-heart-global-tax-reform <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-02-developing-countries-must-be-heart-global-tax-reform"><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/blog_winnie_main_2.jpg?itok=6IpHlptf" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Tomàs Abella/Oxfam" title="Peru’s tax administration uncovered a sum equivalent to US$105 million in unpaid tax - almost enough to fund the whole maternal neonatal public program. Photo: Tomàs Abella/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-05-02-developing-countries-must-be-heart-global-tax-reform"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Developing countries must be at the heart of Global Tax Reform</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">2 May 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all.</p></div> Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 10681 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Oxfam 2020 - Why the International Secretariat must move south http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-24-2020-secretariat-moving <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-24-2020-secretariat-moving"><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/blog_winnie_main.jpg?itok=Zevor3nM" width="210" height="110" alt="Voluntary members of the Oxfam water and sanitation committee, South Sudan. Photo: John Ferguson/Oxfam" title="Oxfam 2020 - Why the International Secretariat must move south" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-24-2020-secretariat-moving"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Oxfam 2020 - Why the International Secretariat must move south</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">24 April 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Earlier this month - on Sunday evening, April 6 to be exact - Nigeria suddenly became Africa’s largest economy. Using new data, Nigeria recalculated its GDP and overnight its wealth shot up by 90% to $509 billion, in the process leap-frogging South Africa’s. At the stroke of a pen, a Nigerian’s average income went from $1500 to $2688 a year. Nigeria’s movie industry alone became worth more than $7 billion a year, its oil industry ten times that. What didn’t change was the fact that most of its 170 million people still live below the poverty line.</p></div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:22:50 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 10659 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Are the Mexico City High-Level Meetings on aid neglecting inclusive development and accountability? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-15-gpedc-high-level-aid-meetings-neglecting-inclusive-development-accountability-mexico-city <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-15-gpedc-high-level-aid-meetings-neglecting-inclusive-development-accountability-mexico-city"><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-global-development-15april2014-620.jpg?itok=0cF7YwOJ" width="210" height="110" alt="Are the Mexico City High-Level Meetings on aid neglecting inclusive development and accountability?" title="Are the Mexico City High-Level Meetings on aid neglecting inclusive development and accountability?" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-15-gpedc-high-level-aid-meetings-neglecting-inclusive-development-accountability-mexico-city"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Are the Mexico City High-Level Meetings on aid neglecting inclusive development and accountability?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">15 April 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><h3>In the current discussions around this week’s first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, transparency, accountability, and inclusion are not being sufficiently integrated.</h3> <p><em>Tariq Sayed Ahmad is a Researcher with the <a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/aid-reform/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Aid Effectiveness Team</strong></a> at Oxfam America.</em></p></div> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:45:39 +0000 Guest Blogger 10651 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-08-world-economic-forum-latin-america-most-unequal-region-world <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-08-world-economic-forum-latin-america-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/inequality.jpg?itok=zsMQNxrQ" width="210" height="110" alt="The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world" title="The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-04-08-world-economic-forum-latin-america-most-unequal-region-world"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">8 April 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>This year the <strong><a href="http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-latin-america-0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Economic Forum</a></strong> (or WEF) for the Latin America region was held in Panama. A country where growth levels, which are among the 20 highest in the world, have gone hand in hand with an increase in inequality over the last 4 years – running counter to the rest of the region that has seen inequality decrease.</p></div> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:38:22 +0000 Francoise Vanni 10647 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-03-20-tax-inequality-heart-european-public-discontent <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-03-20-tax-inequality-heart-european-public-discontent"><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/tax-coins-deloitte-620.jpg?itok=DMjaL5ut" width="210" height="110" alt="Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent" title="Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-03-20-tax-inequality-heart-european-public-discontent"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">20 March 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><em><strong>It is a shocking indictment of the system that the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality" rel="nofollow">85 richest people</a> on the planet own as much money as the world’s bottom half, and in Europe the top 10 richest people have a combined wealth of €217bn – reveals Natalia Alonso.</strong></em></p></div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:07:42 +0000 Natalia Alonso 10630 at http://l.blogs.oxfam At the heart of an historic moment: the new Tunisian Constitution is ratified http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-heart-historic-moment-new-tunisian-constitution-ratified <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-heart-historic-moment-new-tunisian-constitution-ratified"><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/Tunisia-Constitution-Al-Bawsala.jpg?itok=HTuNUVEa" width="210" height="110" alt="Credit: ©Al Bawsala" title="Photo: ©Al Bawsala" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-heart-historic-moment-new-tunisian-constitution-ratified"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: At the heart of an historic moment: the new Tunisian Constitution is ratified</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">14 February 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>In January 2014, following four drafts and two years of commissions and tension, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Tunisia ratified its new Constitution.</strong> The NCA was instituted by Tunisia’s first open and democratic elections which took place on October 23, 2011. It was charged with drafting the new Constitution within a year.</p></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Rym Khadhraoui 10602 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Toward an international movement to tackle inequality http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-toward-international-movement-tackle-inequality <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-toward-international-movement-tackle-inequality"><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/yacht-landscape-billion-oxfam-620x447.jpg?itok=oFeiYdwF" width="210" height="110" alt="Toward an international movement to tackle inequality" title="Toward an international movement to tackle inequality" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-12-toward-international-movement-tackle-inequality"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Toward an international movement to tackle inequality</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">12 February 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>International agreement on the need to take action against rising and damaging economic inequality is gathering pace.</p></div> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:00:02 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 10594 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 3 ways tax justice can help close the inequality gap http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-10-3-ways-tax-can-help-close-inequality-gap <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-10-3-ways-tax-can-help-close-inequality-gap"><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/tax-havens-cayman-island-620x350.jpg?itok=JKm1u9cf" width="210" height="110" alt="3 ways tax justice can help close the inequality gap " title="The Cayman Islands is a favorite tax haven. Photo: Kris Fulgham/Flickr" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-02-10-3-ways-tax-can-help-close-inequality-gap"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 3 ways tax justice can help close the inequality gap </a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">10 February 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>It was US President Benjamin Franklin who said, in 1789, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Oh how times have changed – at least for a minority. While in the past 200 years, the economic elite have not yet found a way to cheat death, they have been masterful at dodging paying their fair dues in tax.</p></div> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:35:40 +0000 Claire Godfrey 10608 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-22-working-few-inequality-and-threat-democracy <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-22-working-few-inequality-and-threat-democracy"><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/Monrovia_slum_620_1.jpg?itok=lKO6VKrE" width="210" height="110" alt="Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy " title="A little girl on her way to school through a landfill in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-22-working-few-inequality-and-threat-democracy"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy </a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">22 January 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity.</strong> Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite. We live in a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population. </p></div> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:25:13 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 10581 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014 http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-09-4-ways-eu-can-fight-poverty-2014 <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-09-4-ways-eu-can-fight-poverty-2014"><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/20140109-lookingahead-620.jpg?itok=eyNY3n_g" width="210" height="110" alt="4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014" title="4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-09-4-ways-eu-can-fight-poverty-2014"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">9 January 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on.</strong></p> <p>At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality and climate change, two major injustices threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger, both at home and abroad.</p></div> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:35:50 +0000 Natalia Alonso 10567 at http://l.blogs.oxfam All I want for 2014 is a challenge to extreme inequality http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-02-all-i-want-2014-challenge-extreme-inequality <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-02-all-i-want-2014-challenge-extreme-inequality"><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/OGB_57002_Oxfam_KUDP90023-scr-nairobi-slum-620.jpg?itok=MaZ6lN-O" width="210" height="110" alt="The slums of Mathare, Nairobi, 26 May 2010. Photo: Andy Hall" title="The slums of Mathare, Nairobi. The challenges of urban poverty are expected to worsen in the coming decades." /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/14-01-02-all-i-want-2014-challenge-extreme-inequality"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: All I want for 2014 is a challenge to extreme inequality</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">2 January 2014</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>Ben Phillips, Director of Campaigns and Policy at OxfamGB wants to challenge inequality and start making those with the broadest shoulders carry the heaviest burdens.</em></p> <p>What I’d like to see improved in 2014 is the balance between <a href="http://business.time.com/2014/01/02/the-rich-got-richer-in-2013/" rel="nofollow"><strong>those at the very top</strong></a> and the rest of us: if we are to help the "have-nots" then we'll need to challenge the "have-yachts."</p></div> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:16:36 +0000 Ben Phillips 10565 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Uranium mining in Niger: Shining a light on a case of injustice http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-19-uranium-mining-niger-shining-light-case-injustice <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-19-uranium-mining-niger-shining-light-case-injustice"><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/Niger-Areva_0.png?itok=FnyGQadR" width="210" height="110" alt="Uranium mining in Niger: Shining a light on a case of injustice" title="Uranium mining in Niger: Shining a light on a case of injustice" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-19-uranium-mining-niger-shining-light-case-injustice"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Uranium mining in Niger: Shining a light on a case of injustice</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">19 December 2013</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>If you ask a French citizen where their electricity comes from, many would proudly say from ‘green power’, meaning nuclear power. France has one of the largest nuclear power complexes in the world, supplying powerhouse economies like Germany as well as many Eastern European countries.</strong></p> <p>But France doesn’t have much uranium for nuclear generation. For more than 50 years this simply hasn’t been a problem. Since it struck an agreement with the poor, landlocked country of Niger in 1967, France has been getting a pretty good deal.</p></div> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:24:52 +0000 Mohammed Chikhaoui 10560 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The WTO tries to prove it is relevant, but for whom? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-03-wto-relevant-4-reasons-bali-package-developing-countries <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-03-wto-relevant-4-reasons-bali-package-developing-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/Fair-Trade-Honduras.jpg?itok=aKri2-fp" width="210" height="110" alt="Sacks of fair trade coffee, Honduras. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam" title="The WTO tries to prove it is relevant, but for whom? " /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-03-wto-relevant-4-reasons-bali-package-developing-countries"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The WTO tries to prove it is relevant, but for whom? </a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">3 December 2013</div><div class="field field-name-body"><h3><strong>4 reasons the Bali package won’t help developing countries</strong></h3> <p><strong>For the first time this century, Oxfam will not be attending this week’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali. </strong></p></div> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:50:45 +0000 Romain Benicchio 10538 at http://l.blogs.oxfam The private sector and poverty: harnessing firepower, recognizing limits http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-02-private-sector-poverty-harnessing-firepower-recognizing-limits <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-02-private-sector-poverty-harnessing-firepower-recognizing-limits"><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/cambodia_main.jpg?itok=Ge6tFjA6" width="210" height="110" alt="After a day&#039;s work, garment factory workers in Cambodia ride home on a romork. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea/World Bank" title="After a day&#039;s work, garment factory workers in Cambodia ride home on a romork. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea/World Bank" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/13-12-02-private-sector-poverty-harnessing-firepower-recognizing-limits"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: The private sector and poverty: harnessing firepower, recognizing limits</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">2 December 2013</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>By <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/user/profile/winnie-byanyima">Winnie Byanyima</a></strong>, Executive Director of Oxfam International, and <strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/user/profile/raymond-c-offenheiser">Raymond Offenheiser</a></strong>, President of Oxfam America</em><strong></strong></p></div> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Winnie Byanyima 10537 at http://l.blogs.oxfam