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People's climate march, Lima, Peru, 10 December 2014. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Why we joined the People's Climate March at the UN Climate Talks in Peru

Susana Arroyo, Oxfam Communication and Medi

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 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.

How can we help create more women leaders?

Blog: How can we help create more women leaders?

The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound — in everything from economic growth, access to education, food and health security to the environment, peace‐building and good governance.

Yet of the people who live in extreme poverty around the world, most are women. Women do two-thirds of the world’s work and produce half of the world’s food. They earn only 10 percent of the world’s income, and too often don’t have enough to eat.

An amazing display of solidarity #WithSyria!

Blog: An amazing display of solidarity #WithSyria!

What an amazing display of support for the #WithSyria campaign for the third anniversary of the Syria crisis – congratulations one and all for a truly moving display of solidarity!

From refugees in Sahrawi camp in Algeria, to Justin Bieber, people literally all over the world stood #WithSyria. It was just fantastic to be able to describe this to some of the kids who gathered with balloons and candles in Za’atari camp last week here in Jordan (photo below, via Muath Freij/Oxfam).

Banksy creates a new image of hope to stand #WithSyria

Blog: Banksy creates a new image of hope to stand #WithSyria

Popular British graffiti artist Banksy has shown his support for the #WithSyria campaign by reworking his iconic image of a little girl with a balloon, entitled ‘There is Always Hope’, to show a Syrian child.

Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

Blog: Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

When customers speak, businesses listen. It’s an old adage in business that Oxfam and its supporters tested to see if this would be true on issues of sustainability and human rights.

We launched the Behind the Brands Scorecard a year ago, to highlight issues in the supply chains of the Big 10 food and beverage companies: Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

Renverser la manière dont opèrent les entreprises du secteur alimentaire

Blog: Renverser la manière dont opèrent les entreprises du secteur alimentaire

Vos actions ont déjà commencé à porter leurs fruits ! Au cours des 12 derniers mois, Oxfam et des milliers de personnes dans le monde entier se sont réunies pour bouleverser l'impact de l'industrie agroalimentaire sur les personnes et la planète. Et ça marche ! Les choses évoluent. Vous changez la donne !

Turning the way food companies do business upside down

Blog: Turning the way food companies do business upside down

It’s not only Diana Ross who is left singing “upside down you’re turning me…” In the last twelve months Oxfam and hundreds of thousands of people around the world have joined together to shake-up the way the food and beverage industry impact people and planet. And it’s working! Things are changing.

Ponemos patas arriba el funcionamiento de las empresas alimentarias

Blog: Ponemos patas arriba el funcionamiento de las empresas alimentarias

El mundo tiene hambre de cambios. Movimientos sociales en todos los rincones del planeta lo demuestran. Y estamos pidiendo cambios en diferentes espacios, queremos reorganizar la forma como funcionamos como sociedad, gobiernos, empresas. Y justo en este último punto, el de las empresas, tenemos logros que contar.

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