human rights

Seafood worker. Photo: Adrian Mulya/TheSustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: How are supermarkets taking responsibility for ending human suffering in their food?

Last year, Oxfam launched a campaign to get 16 major supermarkets to take responsibility for ending human suffering in their food supply chains. A year later, here's their report card.

Oxfam Novib campaigners hand over 23,000 signatures to Albert Heijn staff, as part of the Behind the Barcodes Campaign. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Blog: Largest Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn takes action on human rights after Oxfam Novib campaign

Following Oxfam Novib’s Behind the Barcodes campaign, Albert Heijn supermarket is introducing new policies on human rights and sustainability. The supermarket chain Jumbo and the parent company of Albert Heijn, Ahold Delhaize, still lag behind.

Berta Cáceres' daughter, Berta Zúñiga Cáceres. Photo: Keith Lane

Blog: Has justice been served for Berta Cáceres?

The recent convictions of seven men in Honduras for the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres is testament to the powerful call for justice that has reverberated around the world. Yet, as Vicki Gass explores, this is only a partial victory and the fight for justice continues.

“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta

Blog: Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World

Happy World Food Day! While a great time to celebrate our victuals, it’s also a good moment to stop and think about the people who grow it - and take steps to end the suffering behind our food.

Seafood worker, Suzi. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: Bold ambitions bring big responsibilities: Tackling the human suffering behind our food

Oxfam welcomes Roland Waardenburg’s blog as his contribution to the debate around the issues we are putting forth in our report Ripe for Change and Behind the Barcodes campaign provides us with an opportunity to explain our approach and theory of change.

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Blog: 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping

For many of us, what happens before our food reaches our supermarket shelf is a bit of a mystery. How can we as customers, know whether the food we buy is free from human suffering?

Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women.

Blog: Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women

In the run up to 16 Days of Activism, Muthoni Muriithi, Oxfam's Enough Campaigner in Africa, explains our new campaign which tackles jealousy as a cause of domestic violence. Follow #JealousyIsNoExcuse or #LosCelosNoSonExcusa on social media to add your voice!

Tax dodging steals money from health and education.

Blog: Why tax dodging is a human rights issue

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.

Palm oil seeds.

Blog: The toxic legacy of palm oil in Guatemala

Ensuring sustainability in Guatemala's palm oil sector requires meaningful social and ecological reform.

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.

Blog: El Salvador makes history as first country to ban mining

El Salvador made history on March 29, 2017, becoming the first country in the world to prohibit open-pit, underground, and artisanal metal mining.

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