Sao Paulo. Photo: Tuca Vieira, used with permission

Blog: Rising inequality and climate change: The defining challenges for global leaders in 2015

Rising inequality and climate change: These are the defining challenges for 2015. This is the year when we will have to set a course for action for a sustainable and just world. What action can we take? These profound global challenges require bold responses.

Boy displaced by fighting in outh Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: An historic chance to end poverty

Next year will see key decisions which will profoundly impact the world's poorest people for many years, with deadlines set for climate negotiations and the creation of new UN development goals. What legacy will we leave?

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.

The Busker, Child Portrait, Mexico City. Credit CC: Geraint Rowland https://www.flickr.com/photos/geezaweezer/

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.

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.

Winnie Byanyima and Amina J Mohammed at the #PeoplesClimate march in New York

Blog: Turning up the heat on Climate action – no time for delay

By Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International's Executive Director - Climate change is no longer just coming. It’s here already. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives lost as a result of weather-related disasters. And the financial cost of this chaos has been immense - almost half a trillion dollars – three times the costs in the whole of the 1970s.

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. 

The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world

Blog: The World Economic Forum hits Latin America, the most unequal region in the world

This year the World Economic Forum (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.


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