economic inequality

Time to end the era of tax havens now.

Blog: SwissLeaks: Why Corporate Tax Scandals Won’t Go Away

One year ago, the #SwissLeaks scandal made headlines around the globe. Putting a stop to the seemingly endless stream of corporate tax scandals is possible but it will require more fundamental reforms than are on the table at the moment; and a rebalancing of power in global tax negotiations. The creation of a new global tax body that includes all governments on an equal footing would go a long way to redressing this balance and delivering deeper reforms that are so desperately needed for the benefit of all.

Barbara Chinyeu (36), a widow in Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Tax Justice is a Human Rights Issue

Oxfam and Tax Justice Network are today launching an essay competition on tax justice and human rights. The competition invites practitioners and students from around the world to explore ways in which governments of developing countries and/or civil society in any country can use existing laws to protect human rights in the face of tax injustice.

The 62 richest people in the world own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population.

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

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Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

Blog: Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

We believe this is a time for solidarity with migrants. It is right to say that we must bring peace and security to the countries which are the primary sources for migration, but to use that as an excuse to close your doors is cowardice.

Mexico slum. Photo: Bushra al-Fusail

Blog: Do you care about fighting poverty, climate change and inequality? Then you’ll probably care about these three letters: FfD

How can these three little letters ‘FfD’ bring us one step closer to tackling the world’s greatest threats: poverty, climate change and inequality?

Join the campaign to end extreme inequality

Blog: Another world is possible, without the 1%

I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1%, in order to build a better world for all of humanity.

Oxfam is calling for a World Tax Summit in 2015.

Blog: Political leaders and economists to tackle corporate tax avoidance through new independent commission

The time has come for developing countries to be on an equal footing when it comes to negotiations about global tax rules. The Independent Commission on tax reform will meet for the first time next week in New York. Oxfam hopes they will reach a more global and independent opinion on how to forge a fairer tax system for the future.

Together we can end extreme inequality.

Blog: More billionaires, more inequality - even at the dizzying top

So there are now 1,826 global billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.05 trillion. This beats last year’s amount by $650 billion, but is this good news?

Mr. Kumambala

Blog: My friend died last week - Tax could have saved his life

On a global scale, tax dodging is depriving poor countries of hundreds of millions and often billions of dollars each year, as individuals and corporations are allowed to hide their money away and avoid paying tax. On a personal level, it has devastating effects.

Oxfam Australia's message to G20 World Leaders in Melbourne St South Brisbane. Photo: Ann Matson/OxfamAUS

Blog: G20 must act on the inequality and Ebola crises now

Remarkably more than half of the people in G20 countries, the economic powers of the world, live below the poverty line of $2US per day. Oxfam is here to push the G20 to do more, and to mean more, to the majority of the G20’s citizens.

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