Oxfam International Blogs - oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/tags/oxfam oxfam en Oxfam: Strengthening our roots http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-31-oxfam-strengthening-our-roots <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>This past year the Oxfam confederation reached more people than ever before – 22.3 million – the majority women and girls. </strong></p> <p>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. By next year we will spend 30% of our funding directly into these kinds of local groups.</p> <p>In many ways, this is the result of a “new look” Oxfam. In 2014-5 we set out to become a more globally balanced organization, one more responsive to the shifting dynamics of poverty and power. We’re now well advanced with our changes. We remain <a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/our-purpose-and-beliefs">committed to our mission</a> to fight global poverty and inequality, while we have been anticipating and reacting to change – both inside and out.</p> <p><strong>First, we considered the new complexities of global poverty</strong>. Nearly 800m people are living now in extreme poverty, half that of 20 years ago - but many of them in fragile, difficult-to-work states. We see conflict, rocketing inequalities and climate break-down fuelling discriminations, disasters, hunger and mass migrations. Centers of political power waxing and waning, with southern countries driving more their own development pathways, responsible for realizing their own potential including through new technologies. We see the rise of feminist power even as we do, in many countries, also see divisive populist politics and the repression of civil activism.</p> <p><strong>Secondly, we considered ourselves.</strong> Since 1995, Oxfam’s international confederation has grown now to 19 independent NGOs (“affiliates”) running campaigns and development and humanitarian programs in 67 countries. Our affiliates raise <a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/about/how-we-spend-money">more than €1b</a> between them each year to fight global poverty. Each has its own Board, is regulated by its own government, raises its own funds, and manages its own operations in their home country. Oxfam’s affiliates share the “Oxfam” name, are supported by a coordinating Secretariat, and work together under a single Global Strategic Plan.</p> <p><strong>In 2014-5 Oxfam set out a series of changes to improve</strong> the confederation’s global balance and become more genuinely led by the people we exist to help. We were encouraged along this path by our staff and partners, by the communities with whom we work, and by our donors and supporters; this is where the development sector itself must move. We knew we could work smarter through new Oxfam structures. We wanted to better utilize our knowledge and our influencing networks and become more efficient and effective in helping people living in poverty.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Thanks to your support, last year, we've helped 22.3 million people. More than ever before.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThankYou?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThankYou</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyNewYear?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyNewYear</a> #2019 <a href="https://t.co/GJYqveziEa">pic.twitter.com/GJYqveziEa</a></p> <p>— Oxfam International (@Oxfam) <a href="https://twitter.com/Oxfam/status/1080330600244891648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <p><strong>Our <a href="https://oxf.am/strategic-plan-2013-2019">Strategic Plan 2013-19</a> had firmly committed us toward this change:</strong></p> <ul><li>We want to create a worldwide influencing network led by our teams in the global South, nearer to where we work with local communities that are driving their own solutions;</li> <li>We want to improve the quality of our programs and share better the knowledge and partnerships that we have built up over the years;</li> <li>We want to strengthen our governance and accountability, with common standards and best practices across our confederation;</li> <li>We wanted to invest more in training, retaining and developing the leadership of our own staff, and improve our efficiency and effectiveness;</li> <li>And we wanted to diversify and strengthen our fund-raising base – again, by Oxfam affiliates working more closely together including in new countries.</li> </ul><p><strong>The most visible signs of our restructure have perhaps been in three key areas.</strong></p> <p><strong>We have streamlined our country program operations</strong>. Over the years, as our confederation grew, it meant – in some cases – having two or more Oxfam affiliates running their own separate programs in the same country. We have streamlined this. Now, in each country, we have a single Oxfam strategy and program, with one “executing affiliate” legally registered there, providing back office and business support. Other Oxfam “partner” affiliates are investing funds into these single country programs. The Oxfam International (OI) Secretariat has taken over staff management, simplifying our management lines. The funding and compliance of a country program remains the responsibility of our affiliates who all retain their existing relationships and obligations to their regulators, governments, publics and donors.</p> <p><strong>The second is that we are specifically building up our own “Southern leadership”</strong> both by establishing more Southern affiliates and empowering our country program teams to make decisions on the ground. We have welcomed Oxfam India, Oxfam Brazil, Oxfam Mexico and Oxfam South Africa into our confederation and we have affiliation processes currently underway in Turkey and Colombia.</p> <p><strong>The third is that Oxfam International has moved its headquarters from Oxford to Nairobi.</strong> Our Executive Director Winnie Byanyima <a href="https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/16-07-22-oxfam-international-signs-historic-deal-move-nairobi-kenya">explained this move here</a> at the time. The OI Secretariat is funded through contributions from all Oxfam affiliates and acts as the confederation’s over-arching coordination body, as well as the line manager of all country and regional program staff.</p> <p>Next year we hope to inspire and work with more people than ever. Stay tuned!</p> <p><em>This entry posted on 31 December 2018, by Oxfam International Management Team.</em></p> <p><em>Photo: Valerie Mukangerero walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, eastern Rwanda. ”When I joined the cooperative, we were trained, we learned and I felt relieved that I would have a good life one day. I was going to change my life.” Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam</em></p> </div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Oxfam: Strengthening our roots</h2></div> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:17:07 +0000 Guest Blogger 81831 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-31-oxfam-strengthening-our-roots#comments Trabajo: un cortometraje que cuenta cómo se buscan la vida los latinoamericanos http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/81376 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>TRABAJO es un cortometraje colaborativo que resulta de cientos de vídeos grabados en la región en octubre pasado. No es collage de trazos diversos, es un diálogo entre la rutina, llamémosla normal, de levantarse, prepararse y salir a trabajar, con circunstancias, llamémosla normalizadas, que no son otras que injusticias, servicios públicos escasos o paupérrimos, desigualdades severas, pero también la perseverancia, la tenacidad y energía de mujeres y hombres por salir adelante, por llevar el pan a la mesa.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span><span>La importancia de plantear el tema del trabajo en América Latina</span></span></strong></p><p>El trabajo es la esencia de nuestra rutina, de nuestro día. Pasamos más horas trabajando que en cualquier otra actividad diaria. Y aún así, el ingreso de muchos no alcanza ni para cubrir necesidades básicas. Es más, muchas personas, sobre todo mujeres, van del trabajo a más trabajo en el hogar, sin paga ni reconocimiento.</p><p><span>La gente lo sabe y lo dice claramente en la película: vivimos en un sistema de privilegios, un sistema de corrupción para quienes concentran poder, de exclusión de oportunidades por condiciones de raza, origen o género, con la carga del hogar en la mayoría de los casos en los hombros de las mujeres, y en muchos casos con salarios o ingresos que no alcanzan pese a largas horas de trabajo y esfuerzo.</span></p><p><strong>Trabajo: un cortometraje hecho por ti, para ti</strong></p><p>TRABAJO es un proyecto audiovisual que permite acercarse a la vida de las y los trabajadores de manera horizontal y abierta. Este cortometraje cuenta sin filtros ni condicionamientos, de forma honesta y espontánea, cómo es un día de trabajo del amanecer a la medianoche en cualquier rincón de América Latina. Los videos que se presentan en el cortometraje fueron enviados por cientos de personas desde 11 países de América Latina y el Caribe que muestran momentos reales de su rutina y jornada laboral y lo presentan con sus propias palabras.</p><p>Podrás ver que hay personajes que conducen el día, y aunque puedan parecer entrevistas, las frases más contundentes y cautivantes de la película resultan de conversaciones, son fragmentos del sentir o pensar genuino y directo de esas maravillosas personas que compartieron un poco de su trabajo, de cómo ven el mundo.</p><p>Así, el cortometraje TRABAJO es una conversación, un diálogo con gente diversa, con la realidad. No hay datos, no hay agenda, ni llamado a la acción, es un recorrido por las calles, por los campos, por la elocuencia y sabiduría de la gente trabajadora de a pie, que comprende muy bien al sistema, el sistema de privilegios para unos pocos, pero que no está dispuesta a rendirse.</p><p></p><p><iframe width="680" height="340" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rzczjj9J7qs" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>Este proyecto presenta cómo se buscan la vida los latinoamericanos. Compártelo con el hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23yomelabusco&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow">#YoMeLaBusco</a></p><p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Trabajo: un cortometraje que cuenta cómo se buscan la vida los latinoamericanos</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-01-29-day-work-latin-america-and-caribbean" title="A day at work: Latin America and the Caribbean" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> </ul> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:22:17 +0000 Pablo Rivero 81376 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/81376#comments Three ways cash is king for asylum seekers in Greece http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-10-three-ways-cash-helps-asylum-seekers-greece <div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>This entry posted by Stefania Imperia, Cash Program Officer, Oxfam in Greece, on 10 April 2017.</em></p><p>With tens of thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece for an undefined period, providing cash grants to asylum seekers living in the Epirus region of north-west Greece may represent not only an efficient and dignified means to provide humanitarian assistance – but also an outlet to flexibility, empowerment and autonomy. I asked myself if this idea of an opportunity for a ‘normal life’ was equally felt by asylum seekers or was mainly a perception of humanitarians. What would cash assistance mean in practice for asylum seekers looking to rebuild their lives?</p><p>Since December 2016 Oxfam has been distributing pre-paid cards to hundreds of asylum seekers by implementing a Cash program funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/echo/" rel="nofollow">ECHO</a>).</p><p>Although the program has been running across 15 sites in Epirus, common aspects quickly emerged allowing me to establish at least three true facts:</p><p><strong>1) Cash assistance can be a learning experience and an example of cooperation.</strong></p><p>In the previous months most beneficiaries, supported by Oxfam or other humanitarian aid agencies, had already experienced the cash distribution process either in Epirus or in other areas of Greece. Instructions and guidance material by Oxfam staff on how to use the pre-paid cards on the ATMs were important, but the exchange of information and support between asylum seekers who had learned to navigate the system and the newly arrived ones was equally essential.</p><p>As some of the most critical aspects started to emerge, cooperation and solidarity among the beneficiaries proved to be vital: from being physically present on the days that Oxfam was carrying out registration, verification and distribution processes, to being able to read the pin of the pre-paid cards correctly. The community would often help to ensure that everyone was present in the site so they wouldn’t miss the distribution or support staff in the process by asking others to queue in line so distributions could be safe and orderly. Many of the beneficiaries trusted each other for advice or support in taking money out, making cash assistance a tangible example of mutual help and cooperation when responding to a humanitarian crisis.</p><p><strong>2) Cash allows people to ‘help themselves’</strong></p><p>On the receiving end, cash assistance proved to be one concrete way for people to become more resilient. Having access to a monthly income allows people to prioritise urgent needs and make dignified choices and decisions, while offering some reassurance about their capacity to face possible emergencies. This has positive repercussions on their physical and mental health, and it is not difficult to imagine why. Having access to money means that people can buy their own food and clothes for example, as opposed to receiving handouts which can create negative dependencies on aid, and it also helps people move around by enabling them to use public transport, buy calling cards to call their loved ones in other European countries or access doctors to address their medical needs, such as dental care or physiotherapy.</p><p><strong>3) Cash assistance is a first step to ‘integration’</strong></p><p>Receiving cash assistance also means being able to go out into the centre of towns and villages and into shops, meeting locals and interacting with them. This is the first step to the integration process, offering an opportunity for exchange and interaction between asylum seekers and local communities on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.</p><p>“I am looking to merge with the community and to be well-integrated … cash helps us have to a normal life”. Hazem, Syrian, 19 years old.</p><p>Asylum seekers often feel like their lives are on hold until they receive a decision on their asylum claims. This means waiting to know they will be safe, waiting to be able to support themselves and their families with a job, waiting to invest in friendships that will last. Cash assistance is one empowering way for them to live their lives now, today, giving people a chance to choose what they need, to use their own voice to ask for it and to be part of the society they live in. This all happens by simply changing the way people are being supported during an emergency, and although it is not a long term ‘solution’ to their state of limbo, it is much closer to an outlet to a more ‘normal life’ for thousands of people in need of protection today.</p><p><img alt="Cash assistance allows people to rebuild their lives. Photo: Angelos Sioulas" title="Cash assistance allows people to rebuild their lives. Photo: Angelos Sioulas" height="680" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/credits-angelos-sioulas-cash-3-1240.jpg" /></p><p><strong>Oxfam is there</strong></p><p>Since December 2016 Oxfam provides Cash grants (pre-paid cards) to asylum seekers living in the Epirus region of north-west Greece, to help them cover some of their basic needs with greater flexibility, dignity and autonomy.</p><p>In general, provision of Cash transfers provides an opportunity for the beneficiaries to choose what they need and want, instead of pre-defined handouts of items or food defined by humanitarian organizations. Such rightful return of meal consumption control enables independence and increased self-respect. The availability of Cash gives households a sense of restored power over their immediate situation. In addition, there is evidence that receiving Cash may empower women within the household. Families or households are able to plan and prioritise, and in particular meet the needs of children.</p><p>In parallel, the injection of Cash through the distribution of financial assistance has a multiplier effect on the local economy in comparison to in-kind distributions. Through the provision of financial assistance, humanitarian organizations, like Oxfam, can support asylum seekers in Greece, while enabling a secondary outcome of improving the economic situation of the host community.</p><p><em>This Cash program is funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/echo/" rel="nofollow">ECHO</a>).</em></p><p><strong>What you can do now</strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/refugee-and-migrant-crisis" rel="nofollow">Support Oxfam's humanitarian response to the migrant/refugee crisis</a><br></strong></p><p><em>This entry posted by Stefania Imperia, Cash Program Officer, Oxfam in Greece, on 10 April 2017.</em></p><p><em>All photos:&nbsp;Oxfam/ECHO cash assistance allows people to rebuild their lives. Credit: Angelos Sioulas</em> <br><br></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Three ways cash is king for asylum seekers in Greece</h2></div> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:41:09 +0000 Stefania Imperia 81012 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/17-04-10-three-ways-cash-helps-asylum-seekers-greece#comments Violence as an effective mode of “Indian” communication http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-12-18-violence-effective-mode-indian-communication <div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>This blog post has been written by Oommen C. Kurian, Research Coordinator at Oxfam India, posted on 18 December 2015.</em></p> <p><strong>As a society that sanctions, legitimises, and even applauds violence, how can India look selectively at just one manifestation? </strong></p> <p>Despite the label of a ‘middle income’ country that has made our opinion leaders proud, <strong>most parts of our country remain poor in terms of human development outcomes.</strong>  Despite some gains over last decade, India still has the largest number of deaths amongchildren younger than five years of any country in the world. At 1.5 million deaths per year, <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70073-1/fulltext" rel="nofollow"><strong>three children under the age of five die every minute in India.</strong></a></p> <p>The discrimination and neglect of girl children is well-reflected in child mortality rates as well. Female-to-male mortality ratio under five years of age in India is calculated to be 1.31 - <strong>for every 100 deaths of boys, 131 girls die.</strong> It is not without reason that <strong>India is often cited as <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21654123-south-asia-one-worst-places-world-be-female-despite-being-woman" rel="nofollow">one of the worst places in the world to be born in, if one is a woman.</a></strong></p> <p>The Government of India adopted a National Policy for the Empowerment of Women in 2001 <strong><a href="http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Review/responses/INDIA-English.pdf" rel="nofollow">to bring about gender justice and make de jure equality into de facto equality.</a></strong> As we see all around us, a lot remains to be achieved, to put it mildly. It is a well-known fact that <a href="http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/data_files/india/s13_sex_ratio.pdf" rel="nofollow"><strong>India has one of the lowest sex ratios worldwide</strong></a>, <strong>pegged at 914 girls per 1000 boys in 2011</strong>, which points to the levels of systemic violence characterising gender relations in the country.  Also, unfortunately, there are more direct ways in which violence affects child mortality. A <strong><a href="http://thewire.in/2015/10/28/how-domestic-violence-affects-indias-child-mortality-rates-too-14200/" rel="nofollow">new study from the University of Essex</a></strong> shows that <strong>nearly one in ten child deaths under the age of one in India can be attributed to domestic violence.</strong></p> <p>Oxfam India has explored in its <strong><a href="https://www.oxfamindia.org/policybrief/1178/implementing-pwdva%3A-safeguarding-women" rel="nofollow">publications</a></strong> how incidence of Violence against Women in India and the South Asia region remains one of the most shameful reflections of the poor progress made towards realising human rights for all, including right to life with dignity. <strong><a href="http://www.icrw.org/sites/default/files/publications/Masculinity%20Book_Inside_final_6th%20Nov.pdf" rel="nofollow">A 2014 study by International Center for Research on Women </a></strong>(ICRW) revealed that <strong>6 out of 10 Indian men feel violence against women is justified</strong>. Surprisingly, nearly 70 per cent of married women justify gender-based violence. </p> <p>If we take the long-term view, no doubt things have changed due to public advocacy, education, and campaigns run by women’s organisations as well as the government. Earlier, the average husband would beat the wife and feel proud. Now, the average husband still beats the wife, but he is perhaps not boasting about it anymore. <strong><a href="https://www.oxfamindia.org/policybrief/1178/implementing-pwdva%3A-safeguarding-women" rel="nofollow">Enactment of strong laws</a></strong> – although ineffectively implemented- has contributed to this micro change. Some men of course have even started feeling <strong><a href="https://www.oxfamindia.org/blog/319/day-man-guarding-china-shop" rel="nofollow">they are the victims</a></strong> in this highly “hostile” legal structure. </p> <h3>When violence is a language within the family relationship</h3> <p><strong>Patriarchy treats violence as a language that the woman“understands” within the marital relationship.</strong> One that gives quick results that other modes of human communication always can’t.  When you don’t have arguments, beat her. When you want her to behave, beat her. When she wants to go out, beat her. Basically, when in doubt, beat her. </p> <p>The social norms that sanctify violence as a fair way of conveying one’s opinion may have deep origins. These may be unsettling for many, and perhaps it is too scary for India as a country to look at them yet. Doesn’t this simple and powerful solution to all problems sound eerily close to something else that Indians do routinely in their everyday lives? Yes, we are talking about parents (and teachers) beating “their” children. </p> <p>For example, if we were to implement the “Western” standards of child protection in India, then most of our legislature, judiciary, executive, media, and -god forbid - civil society, will be in jail. The “Indian Way of Parenting” has alleged <strong><a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-govt-takes-custody-of-indian-child-arrests-father/article7486402.ece" rel="nofollow">high-profile run-ins</a> </strong>with the “Western civilization”at regular intervals. That Indian parenting/teaching is a popular theme for Western comics of Indian origin, points to the <strong>high incidence of violence against children that we silently take for granted.</strong> </p> <p>A study that looked at parenting habits in Mumbai covering 1700 parents had some <strong><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Punishment-or-abuse-62-of-parents-in-Mumbai-beat-their-kids-to-discipline-them-study-says/articleshow/46161205.cms" rel="nofollow">interesting findings</a></strong>. In addition to the fact that <strong>in 2015, 62 per cent parents in Mumbai beat their kids to discipline them</strong>, the reasons and reactions that parents gave sounded quite familiar. In the following Figure, just replace child/kid with wife/partner and see if it helps. </p> <p><strong>Figure 1:</strong> Reasons and reactions to Child Beating</p> <p><img height="450" width="674" class="media-element file-default" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/graph1.jpg" alt="" /><em>Source: <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Punishment-or-abuse-62-of-parents-in-Mumbai-beat-their-kids-to-discipline-them-study-says/articleshow/46161205.cms" rel="nofollow">http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Punishment-or-abuse-62-of-parents-in-Mumbai-beat-their-kids-to-discipline-them-study-says/articleshow/46161205.cms</a></em></p> <p>The ingrained violence in human relationships and how norms get formed maybe aspectacularly rich theme for sociological enquiry. However, a kid who gets beaten up every day at home doesn’t need to be a sociologist to realise that violence is an effective tool to “discipline” dissent. It’s a weapon that is bound to be used in the future. </p> <p>There is<strong><a href="https://www.oxfamindia.org/sites/default/files/PB-Implementing-PWDVA-Safeguarding-Women-from-Domestic-Violence-261015-ENG_0.pdf" rel="nofollow"> research</a></strong> that shows that people who come from violent homes are more prone to socially sanction violent behavior.  And indeed, children and women are the most common victims of violence in the home. </p> <h3>Violence at school </h3> <p><strong>In a patriarchal culture, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/kued/nosafeplace/studyg/origins.html" rel="nofollow">men are more likely to use violence to keep their dominant position</a>.</strong> Just like parents do with their kids. Or even teachers. In many ways than one, perhaps it all starts at our homes and schools. </p> <p>Lastly, I’m reminded of an incident which a friend who is a gender trainer shared. It happened in a north Indian city. At a training against VAW conducted by the state police department for private school children, my friend caught the principal and the police officer in-charge chatting about “changed times”. </p> <p>Rattled by the noisy kids in the training, the principal of this top private school tells the policeman, trying to hide his embarrassment: “Sir, RTE ke aane ke baad haalaat kharab ho gaya hein. Hum thappad bhi nahin lagaa sakte”. (Sir, after the Right to Education Act, the situation is really bad – we can’t even slap the kids!) </p> <p>The policeman empathises, as he completely understands: “Kya bole sir, RTE ne aap ke saath who kiya jo mobilephones ne hamare saath kiya. Kabhi haath bhi na lagao; nahi to Youtube pe aa jayega”.  (What to say sir, RTE has done to you what mobile phones have done to us –even touch them (the detainees) once, and it’s all over Youtube.)</p> <p>Here we have two model figures for our children, seemingly at a loss, when they can no longer use violence as freely to “discipline”. <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/dtptraffic/videos/1047567558598280/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video&amp;theater" rel="nofollow">The Delhi Police ad</a> </strong>released a couple of weeks back, against what it calls “eve-teasing” is yet another example of how we legitimise violence everyday. <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/dtptraffic/videos/1047567558598280/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video&amp;theater" rel="nofollow">Watch it</a></strong>, no comments.</p> <p> </p> <h3>You may also like</h3> <p><strong><a href="https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/15-12-10-gender-equality-because-its-2015">Gender Equality: Because It’s 2015!</a></strong></p> <p><strong><strong><a href="https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/ending-violence-against-women-oxfam-guide-nov2012.pdf" rel="nofollow">Ending Violence Against Women: An Oxfam Guide</a></strong></strong></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Violence as an effective mode of “Indian” communication </h2></div> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:26:54 +0000 Guest Blogger 32033 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/15-12-18-violence-effective-mode-indian-communication#comments Oxfam number three in Top 100 Best NGOs http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/12-01-25-oxfam-number-three-top-100-best-ngos <div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director, discusses The Global Journal ranking of Oxfam as number three on the world’s Top 100 Best NGOs list.</em></p> <p>Just a coincidence that it’s Oscars time in Hollywood, but we’ve had our own moment in the spotlight with The Global Journal ranking Oxfam number three on the world’s <a href="http://theglobaljournal.net/article/view/585" rel="nofollow"><strong>Top 100 Best NGOs list</strong></a>. Given the number one pick is the Wikimedia Foundation and number two is Partners for Health, a small but highly respected NGO that works only in Haiti, being chosen number three is an important recognition of Oxfam’s global leadership.</p> <p>“Recognizing the significant role of NGOs as influential agents of change on a global scale, The Global Journal has sought to move beyond outdated clichés and narrow conceptions about what an NGO is and does,” the Journal article said. “From humanitarian relief to the environment, public health to education, microfinance to intellectual property, NGOs are increasingly at the forefront of developments shaping the lives of millions of people around the world.”</p> <p>Here’s some of <a href="http://theglobaljournal.net/article/view/478/" rel="nofollow"><strong>what the Journal says about Oxfam</strong></a>:</p> <p>“In many ways, Oxfam encapsulates in one organization the various functions of a modern NGO. It engages in humanitarian work, assisting those immediately affected by conflict and natural disasters. It implements development programs, seeking to lift communities out of poverty with long-term, sustainable solutions. It lobbies and advocates, in a bid to affect policy decisions on the causes of conflict at local, national, and international levels. It undertakes in-depth and rigorous research into best practices and structural challenges. And it does all of these things effectively and to the highest standards.”</p> <p>It's heartening for Oxfam also to be recognized for our humanitarian response work. Philanthropedia, a network of <a href="http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/research-report/international/emergency-response" rel="nofollow"><strong>international emergency experts</strong></a> who's mission is to improve the pace of social change, has ranked <a href="http://www.oxfamamerica.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Oxfam America</strong></a> as number two in the International Emergency Response catergory.</p> <p>From all of us at Oxfam, to all of our supporters around the world, we'd like to thank you for your continued support and belief in our work.</p> <p></p> <h3>Read more</h3> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/eastafrica" rel="nofollow"><strong>Oxfam's humanitarian response to East Africa food crisis</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Oxfam is a member of the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/about/accountability/ingo" rel="nofollow">INGO Accountability Charter</a></strong></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Oxfam number three in Top 100 Best NGOs</h2></div> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:23:52 +0000 Robert Fox 9740 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/12-01-25-oxfam-number-three-top-100-best-ngos#comments El acuerdo climático decepciona a las personas más pobres http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9704 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>A pesar de que las negociaciones de Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático en Durban se prolongaron durante más horas de las esperadas, los participantes solo lograron evitar el fracaso total gracias a un acuerdo mínimo.</strong></p> <p>Durante dos largas semanas de negociaciones se debatieron, redactaron, discutieron y analizaron minuciosamente dos cuestiones clave. Primero, cómo aumentar los recortes de las emisiones y garantizar un marco legal (los cimientos de un segundo período del <strong><a href="http://unfccc.int/portal_espanol/items/3093.php" rel="nofollow">Protocolo de Kioto</a></strong>) que incluya un acuerdo justo, ambicioso y jurídicamente vinculante para los principales emisores. Segundo, cómo recaudar los fondos necesarios para el Fondo Verde para el Clima, el instrumento diseñado para prestar apoyo económico a los países en vía de desarrollo para desarrollar sus economías con bajas emisiones de carbono y ayudarles a mitigar los efectos del cambio climático. </p> <p>Las negociaciones se prolongaron durante una segunda noche hasta que, finalmente, se logró aprobar un plan que pone en marcha el <strong><a href="http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/we-can-raise-finance-for-green-climate-fund-1.1195514" rel="nofollow">Fondo Verde para el Clima</a></strong> pero sin ninguna fuente de financiación; mantiene un estrecho margen para evitar que el calentamiento global alcance los 4ºC; y establece un segundo período del Protocolo de Kioto pero sin algunos de los miembros clave. </p> <p>Para ser honestos, el acuerdo al que se llegó en Durban no es bueno ni para el futuro del planeta, ni para las personas más pobres y vulnerables. El mensaje que los participantes en las negociaciones enviaron a la gente hambrienta es: “Que coman carbón.”</p> <p><strong>La “Plataforma de Durban” solo se puede describir como una gran decepción</strong> y la culpa recae sobre EEUU y países como Canadá, Japón y Australia que, desde el principio, se mantuvieron al margen evitando así alcanzar nuevos compromisos para recortar las emisiones y mantener el calentamiento global por debajo de los 2ºC. </p> <p>Si no se toman medidas ambiciosas pronto, en algunas partes de África los agricultores podrían enfrentarse, en esta o en la próxima generación, a una caída en la producción de sus cultivos de más del 50%. Los precios de los alimentos se podrían más que duplicar en las próximas dos décadas, más de la mitad como consecuencia directa del cambio climático. Esto hace aún más importante la necesidad de acciones concretas y reales que garanticen que la gente más vulnerable pueda protegerse ante el cambio climático</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>No podemos permitir que el Fondo Verde para el Clima muera poco a poco. Los gobiernos deben encontrar ya fuentes de financiación significativas y previsibles para el Fondo, tales como una pequeña tasas sobre las transacciones financieras y un impuesto sobre las emisiones de transporte marítimo internacional. </p> <p>Los gobiernos deben guardar los céntimos ahorrados aquí en Durban y centrarse inmediatamente en los objetivos de reducción de las emisiones y en la provisión de fondos para el Fondo Verde para el Clima. Si los países no ponen en marcha medidas para reducir sus emisiones rápidamente, serán los más pobres y vulnerables los que tendrán que pagar con sus vidas las consecuencias de este descuido.</p> <p>Las personas a las que les preocupa el futuro de los más pobres del mundo y su propio futuro económico deberían sentirse furiosas al saber que los gobiernos han fracasado aquí, en Durban, a la hora de emprender las acciones necesarias. Pero sentirse furioso no solucionará el problema del cambio climático. Todavía nos queda una oportunidad para hacer presión en Río y lograr mayores recortes en las emisiones y el acuerdo que necesitamos. Quienes sean incapaces de alcanzar este tipo de acuerdo, simplemente deberían quedarse en casa.</p> <p><em>Síguenos en Twitter<strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/Oxfam_es" rel="nofollow">@Oxfam_es</a> </strong>o en <strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/GROWgarden" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a></strong>.</em></p> <p><em>Más sobre el trabajo de <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/es/crece/content/cumbre-de-la-onu-sobre-el-cambio-climatico-2011-durban-sudafrica" rel="nofollow">Oxfam en la COP17 en Durban</a></strong></em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>El acuerdo climático decepciona a las personas más pobres</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-11-climate-deal-fails-poor-people" title="Climate deal fails poor people" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/11-12-11-accord-climat-laisse-populations-pauvres-carreau" title="L&#039;accord sur le climat laisse les populations pauvres sur le carreau" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:21:41 +0000 Ian Sullivan 9704 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9704#comments Climate deal fails poor people http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-11-climate-deal-fails-poor-people <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>Negotiators at the UN climate talks have narrowly avoided a collapse, agreeing to the bare minimum deal possible as the UN climate talks in Durban went well beyond the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth hours.</strong></p> <p>There were two key issues that they debated, drafted, discussed and dissected over two long weeks of talks. Firstly, how to increase the ambition of emissions cuts and ensure a legal framework – the bedrock of which was a second commitment period of the<strong> <a href="http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Kyoto Protocol (KP)</a></strong>– with a separate fair, ambitious and binding agreement covering all major emitters. Secondly, how they raise the money needed to fill the <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/we-can-raise-finance-for-green-climate-fund-1.1195514" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Green Climate Fund</strong></a> – the instrument that is designed to pay for developing countries to adapt their economies to a greener path and help their people mitigate against the affects of a changing climate.  </p> <p>The plan that was finally agreed, as the talks overran into a second night, gets the Fund up and running without any sources of funding, preserves a narrow pathway to avoid 4 degrees of warming and gets a second commitment period of the KP without key members. </p> <p>Let’s be clear, as the delegate say as a precursor to most speeches, the deal that has been done in Durban is not good for the future of the planet, or the poorest and most vulnerable people. Negotiators have sent a message to the world’s hungry: ‘Let them eat carbon.’ </p> <p>The ‘<strong>Durban Platform</strong>’ can only be described as a major disappointment. But the blame for this delay lies squarely on the shoulders of the US and other countries like Canada, Japan and Australia who dragged their feet from start to finish, mainly over how to cut emissions in line with keeping warming below 2 degrees. </p> <p>If more ambitious action is not taken soon, farmers in parts of Africa could face a drop in crop yields of more than fifty percent within this generation or that of their children.  Food prices could more than double within the next two decades, up to half of this caused by climate change. This makes delivering real concrete assistance to ensure the most vulnerable people can protect themselves from a changing climate even more vital. </p> <p></p> <p>We cannot allow the Green Climate Fund to wither on the vine. Governments must identify significant and predictable sources of money for the Fund without delay, such as a tiny tax on financial transactions and a fee on emissions from international shipping.</p> <p>Governments must bank the pennies won here in Durban and immediately turn their attention to raising the ambition of their emissions cuts targets and filling the Green Climate Fund. If countries don’t ratchet up their emissions cuts urgently, it will be the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world who pay for this inaction with their lives.</p> <p>People who care about the fate of the world’s poor and their own economic future should be angry that governments have failed to take adequate action here in Durban.  But anger alone won’t solve climate change. There is still an opportunity to push forward in Rio to raise the level of ambition and cut the kind of deal we need. Those who are unable to negotiate for this kind of outcome should simply stay home.</p> <p><em>Follow us on Twitter<strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/Oxfam" rel="nofollow">@Oxfam</a></strong> and like us on <strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/GROWgarden" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a></strong> to keep up to date.</em></p> <p><em>More on <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/climate" rel="nofollow"><strong>Oxfam's work at the COP17</strong></a> UN climate talks in Durban.</em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Climate deal fails poor people</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/11-12-11-accord-climat-laisse-populations-pauvres-carreau" title="L&#039;accord sur le climat laisse les populations pauvres sur le carreau" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_es last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blog/11-12-16-el-acuerdo-climatico-decepciona-personas-mas-pobres" title="El acuerdo climático decepciona a las personas más pobres" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:00:10 +0000 Ian Sullivan 9700 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-11-climate-deal-fails-poor-people#comments 'Twittea' a los políticos: hagamos que se muevan en la conferencia climática de Durban COP17 http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9693 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Las negociaciones de <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/clima" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Conferencia sobre el cambio climático COP17</a></strong> están estancadas. Se ha avanzado muy poco en el acuerdo para la redución de emisiones, necesario para mantener el calentamiento del planeta por debajo de los dos grados. Y está también el debate abierto sobre cómo financiar el <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/gender-and-green-climate-fund" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Fondo Climático Verde</strong></a><strong></strong>.</p> <p>Hay exigir a nuestros líderes que caminen hacia un planeta sostenible. Junto con los miembros y simpatizantes de Oxfam en el mundo, puedes <em>twittear</em> directamente a los que deciden en la Cumbre del Clima en Durban, Sudáfrica. Por lo tanto, si estás en Twitter, <strong>te proponemos algunas ideas</strong>:</p> <p><strong>Al Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos:</strong></p> <p>A <a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=@StateDept%20Dejen%20de%20bloquear%20las%20iniciativas%20para%20reducir%20las%20emisiones%20en%20la%20COP17.Den%20un%20paso%20adelante%20o%20salgan%20de%20en%20medio%20#CRECE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@StateDept Dejen de bloquear la iniciativas para reducir las emisiones en la #COP17. Den un paso adelante o salgan de en medio #CRECE</strong></a><a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Stop%20de%20bloquear%20la%20tasa%20sobre%20el%20transporte%20marítimo%20en%20la%20#COP17%20.Den%20un%20paso%20adelante%20o%20salgan%20de%20en%20medio%20#CRECE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong></strong></a>A <a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=@StateDept%20Dejen%20de%20bloquear%20las%20iniciativas%20para%20reducir%20las%20emisiones%20en%20la%20#COP17.Den%20un%20paso%20adelante%20o%20salgan%20de%20en%20medio%20#CRECE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@StateDept Dejen de bloquear la tasa sobre el transporte marítimo en la #COP17. Den un paso adelante o salgan de en medio #CRECE</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Por último, también puedes twittear al Presidente Sudafricano Zuma:</strong></p> <p>A <a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=@SApresident%20Usted%20es%20el%20presidente%20de%20la%COP17.%20Apoye%20la%20tasa%20sobre%20el%20transporte%20marítimo%20para%20llenar%20el%20fondo%20climático.%20#CRECE" rel="nofollow"><strong>@SApresident Usted es el presidente de la #COP17. Apoye la tasa sobre el transporte marítimo para llenar el fondo climático #CRECE</strong></a></p> <p>Cada vez más, el destino de las negociaciones se basa en las discusiones respecto al tiempo necesario para que los países aumenten sus recortes de emisiones tal y como detallan los científicos. En las negociaciones, se ha teme que no se haga nada hasta 2020 - lo que nos da pocas posibilidades de mantener el calentamiento global en 2 grados o menos. Los grandes emisores, incluidos los EE.UU., están empujando a hacia ese espantoso escenario. Con sólo unos pocos días de COP17, todo está en riesgo.</p> <p>Respecto al financiamiento, las conversaciones se siguen desarrollando respecto a cómo conseguir el dinero que llene el Fondo Climático Verde. Una posibilidad apasionante  que está sobre la mesa es establecer un impuesto sobre la contaminación del transporte marítimo, en inglés bunkers tax. Hemos estimado que esta tasa podría suponer hasta 10.000 millones de dólares al año para el fondo. Estamos encantados de ver que la agencia Bloomberg o el diario británico The Daily Telegraph ha informado que los cargueros pueden ser la iniciativa realista y definitiva que el Fondo Verde necesita.<em> </em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>&#039;Twittea&#039; a los políticos: hagamos que se muevan en la conferencia climática de Durban COP17</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-07-tweet-leader" title="Tweet a leader: let’s get some action going at COP17" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/11-12-08-twitter-cop17-climat-envoyez-tweets-responsables-politiques" title="COP 17 sur le climat : envoyez vos tweets aux responsables politiques" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 09:05:45 +0000 Ian Sullivan 9693 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9693#comments Tweet a leader: let’s get some action going at COP17 http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-07-tweet-leader <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>The <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/climate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">climate negotiations in Durban</a> are stuttering.</strong> There is little progress on agreement on the emission reductions needed to keep warming below 2 degrees. There is also a rumbling debate about how to fill the <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/gender-and-green-climate-fund" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Green Climate Fund</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong>We need you to urge our leaders along the path to a sustainable planet.</strong> Together with Oxfam members across the world you can tweet at a range of the key players here at the <a href="http://www.cop17-cmp7durban.com/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Durban UN Climate Summit</strong></a>. So, if you’re on Twitter, here are some suggestions for you to tweet:</p> <p>In terms of the USA: To <a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=To%20%40StateDept%20Stop%20blocking%20%23COP17%20support%20for%20shipping%20pollution%20charges.%20Step%20up%20or%20step%20aside%21%20%23GROW" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@StateDept Stop blocking #COP17 emissions cutting initiatives. Step up or step aside! #GROW</strong></a><strong>Here’s why they need to hear your messages.</strong> </p> <p><strong>Increasingly the fate of the talks</strong> rests on discussions over the timeline for countries to increase their emissions cuts in line with the overwhelming scientific consensus. In the negotiations there has been a lot of scary talk about doing nothing until 2020 – which gives us little chance of keeping warming under 2 degrees. Large emitters, including the US, are pushing this distressing narrative. With just a few days left of COP17, the stakes are high.</p> <p><strong>On the financing side</strong>, talks are ongoing about ways to fill the Green Climate Fund.  One exciting area that is emerging as a genuine possibility is a tax on shipping pollution, called a bunkers tax. <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/out-bunker-shipping-emissions" rel="nofollow"><strong>We’ve estimated</strong></a> that this could raise in the region of $10 billion a year for the fund. We’re delighted to see that Bloomberg have reported <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-05/shipping-fuel-charges-may-fund-climate-aid-un-document-shows.html" rel="nofollow"><strong>Shipping Fuel Charges May Fund Climate Aid, UN Document Shows</strong></a> and today the UK based Daily Telegraph also highlighted this source of income as a realistic outcome. </p> <p>We need to ensure that this makes it to the final agreement. Here you can also play your part. Tweet the messages below and ask that our leaders don’t let vested interests talk them out of taking this strong action. </p> <p><a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=To%20%40StateDept%20Stop%20blocking%20%23COP17%20support%20for%20shipping%20pollution%20charges.%20Step%20up%20or%20step%20aside%21%20%23GROW" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> <strong>To @StateDept Stop blocking #COP17 support for shipping pollution charges. Step up or step aside! #GROW</strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=To%20%40SApresident%20maximise%20%23COP17%20presidency.%20Support%20shipping%20pollution%20charges%20now%20to%20fill%20the%20Climate%20Fund%20%23GROW%20%23southafrica" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>To @SApresident maximise #COP17 presidency. Support shipping pollution charges now to fill the Climate Fund #GROW #southafrica</strong></a></p> <p>There is still plenty of discussion to be had in the final days of COP17. With your support we’ll be fighting hard to secure money for the Climate Fund and more action on emissions reductions.</p> <p><em>More on <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/climate" rel="nofollow"><strong>Oxfam's work at the COP17</strong></a> UN climate talks in Durban.</em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Tweet a leader: let’s get some action going at COP17</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blog/11-12-08-twitea-los-politicos-un-poco-de-accion-en-la-conferencia-climatica-de-durban-cop17" title="&#039;Twittea&#039; a los políticos: hagamos que se muevan en la conferencia climática de Durban COP17" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/11-12-08-twitter-cop17-climat-envoyez-tweets-responsables-politiques" title="COP 17 sur le climat : envoyez vos tweets aux responsables politiques" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:52:52 +0000 Ian Sullivan 9692 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-07-tweet-leader#comments Miles de personas exigen justicia climática mientras los políticos se tapan los ojos http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9689 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>El sábado 3 de diciembre no fue un día normal para la población de Durban, en Sudáfrica. Una manifestación el futuro del clima tomó las calles del centro de la ciudad y entre 10.000 y 15.000 personas pidieron -de hecho exigieron- que se actúe contra el cambio climático. Toda esta gente trajo a la ciudad color, energía y pacifismo.</strong></p> <p></p> <p>Caminando con o incluso a veces portando unos muñecos gigantes - Mama Mhlaba (Zulu por la Madre Tierra) y Baba Manzi (Padre Agua) vi gente tan diversa como la Asamblea de Mujeres Rurales o los miembros del sindicato de los trabajadores del aeropuesto. Todos, con el mismo objetivo: conseguir justicia a través de la acción urgente, justa y eficaz contra el cambio climático.</p> <p>Tristemente, sin embargo, parece que nuestros gobiernos no están escuchando. Al entrar en la segunda semana de las negociaciones aquí en Durban, existe el temor real de que los países se estén poniendo una venda en los ojos y no estén viendo la realidad del cambio climático. Parece que algunos países poderosos - empezando  por Estados Unidos - se están preparando para dejar una década 'en blanco' respecto a la acción contra el cambio climático. No quieren nuevos objetivos para bajar las emisiones, ni quieren un acuerdo que les obligue a cumplirlo antes del año 2020. Y no es suficiente. </p> <p>Sabemos que para evitar el desastre, tenemos que reducir nuestras emisiones y cuanto antes. ¿Entonces por qué los políticos miran para otro lado? Hay muchos países y grupos sociales que están pidiendo a sus líderes que abran los ojos ante el cambio climático, que demuestren coraje y actuen con eficacia. Nuestro gran temor es que estas personas queden en el olvido. Los próximos 4 días son críticos.</p> <p><strong>Los países deben responder al cambio climático hoy mismo.</strong> Deben no sólo reducir las emisiones sino también para poner dinero en el <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/gender-and-green-climate-fund" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Fondo Climático Verde</strong></a>, creado en la <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/es/campaigns/climatechange/cumbre-del-clima-en-cancun" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>conferencia del año pasado en Cancún</strong></a>. Las fuentes para obtener el dinero existen: un impuesto sobre las emisiones de transporte marítimo (impuesto sobre el combustible) o una tasa sobre las transacciones financieras (o <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/es/es/campaigns/health-education/tasa-robin-hood" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>tasa Robin Hood</strong></a>).  </p> <p>Es importante recordar que las personas están tomando medidas también en su vida cotidiana. Las mujeres increíbles que he conocido a través de la Asamblea de Mujeres Rurales, los agricultores, artistas y activistas que viajaron en la Caravana de la Esperanza, junto con millones de otros, no se quedan sentados esperando a que nuestro íderes se decidan. La marcha del sábado fue un recordatorio de que la gente no va a quedarse de brazos cruzados mientras nuestros líderes cerran los ojos a las realidades de un clima imprevisible.</p> <p>Sigue la conferencia de Durban en <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/oxfam_es" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a></strong> y<strong> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/GROWgarden" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a></strong>!</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Miles de personas exigen justicia climática mientras los políticos se tapan los ojos</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/11-12-05-thousands-call-climate-justice-while-countries-prepare-their-blindfolds" title="Thousands call for climate justice while countries prepare their blindfolds" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/11-12-06-justice-climatique-milliers-manifestants-appellent-etats-lever--oeilleres" title="Justice climatique : des milliers de manifestants appellent les États à lever leurs oeillères" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:29:25 +0000 Conor Costello 9689 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/9689#comments