Oxfam provided technical and business training to smallholder tea producers like Kusumawathi, in Sri Lanka. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality is not inevitable: It's time to #EvenItUp

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International - Oxfam launches a new campaign, Even it Up. What we aim to show through our campaign is that inequality is not inevitable. It is the result of policy choices.

A man pushes his bicycle, loaded with melons, past a billboard advertisement for Oman Air's first class service in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: G.M.B Akash/Panos

Blog: People are demanding action on inequality: We are joining them

Over the past year, an overwhelming consensus has developed on the dangers of growing and extreme economic inequality. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, gives four ways to close the growing inequality gap.

The Busker, Child Portrait, Mexico City. Credit CC: Geraint Rowland

Blog: Stories of underdevelopment

Mexico is the setting for these stories. The country that sees the coexistence of an individual like Carlos Slim, who has several times been named the richest man on the planet, and another such as Francisco, who has no home to live in.

Nyabuay tending her family's vegetable patch, Bor area, South Sudan. Photo: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam, May 2014

Blog: Inequalities: we can all help reduce them

This Blog Action Day 2014, I ask: When we talk about economic inequality (the difference in wealth between the richest and the poorest) within a municipality, a country, a region or between different countries, why do these inequalities persist and increase? What can be done to change these imbalances?

Image by Peter Kennard

Blog: United for Change - a Blog Action Day poem on inequality

This is a guest blog, posted on behalf of one of the three winners of Oxfam's Blog Action Day competition.

The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Tuca Vieira

Blog: Thousands of blogs, one issue – ending extreme inequality

Blog Action Day has finally arrived! After months of planning and thousands of blogs written, today is that day that bloggers around the world take over the web in a global discussion about one of the defining issues of our time: inequality.

View of the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Blog: Why Inequality is a (very) Big Deal, and you need to get involved

Bloggers and social media have a role to tell the story of the injustice of inequality, and its defeat. Why Oxfam is joining Blog Action Day 2014.

Sicilia Kafula (31), August 2014. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Blog Action Day 2014: Your blog or social media profile could help end #inequality!

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Women's sanitation committee, South Sudan. Photo: John Ferguson

Blog: Meeting the Pope: Working to overcome poverty and inequality

This last month, the Vatican’s Pontifical Counc

Bidonville de Mukuru, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo : Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Blog: The opportunity of a generation: Ending extreme inequality

It could be the opportunity of a generation.

The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven wrong by successful efforts to combat disease, to increase access to drinking water sources, and to get girls into school. But, as Oxfam witnesses in work on the ground, and as the expert number-crunchers attest, the completion of this progress is now jeopardized by extreme inequality. 


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