Women's rights activist Domin Dhamayanti. Credit: Adrian Mulya/Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: Behind Indonesia's seafood sector: Domin's fight for the rights of women workers

Read this inspiring story of one woman's intense commitment to fight for the rights of women workers in Indonesia's seafood sector.

Burning Forests in Indonesia

Blog: What’s really in your morning bowl of cereal?

Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize. It’s in your morning bowl of cereal, your afternoon biscuits, your dinner pizza, in soap and even in the biodiesel that fuels your car. And sadly, in many places, it comes with human and environmental costs.

To find out why, I recently joined an Oxfam field trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer. We wanted to talk to those affected by big palm oil plantations.

Fuimos testigos de incendios forestales durante nuestro viaje. Distrito de Pelalawan, provincia de Riau.

Blog: ¿Qué se esconde detrás de tu tazón de cereales?

El aceite de palma está en todas partes: desde los alimentos que consumimos cada día hasta productos cotidianos donde menos cabría esperar. Está en los cereales del desayuno, en las galletas, en la pizza, en el jabón e incluso en el biocarburante que utilizamos para el coche. Desgraciadamente, en muchos lugares tiene un coste humano y medioambiental.

Community leader Mr Bartolomeus, 48, on his ancestral land, recently cleared by a palm oil company. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Palm oil: The real problem is crystal clear through the Asian haze

Burning forests and land in Indonesia is an annual phenomenon, but this year fires have hit extreme levels and have created a dangerous haze over Singapore and Malaysia.

Back-breaking work: tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Behind the world’s favorite brew: a living wage for tea pickers

The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on the poor pay and working conditions endured by millions of people who make our clothes or grow our food.

Recolectando té en Mulanje, sur de Malawi. Foto: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Té con sabor amargo. La lucha por un salario digno para los recolectores y recolectoras.

El trágico derrumbe de una fábrica textil en Bangladesh ha puesto en el ojo de mira las deplorables condiciones laborales y salariales de los millones de personas que fabrican nuestra ropa o cultivan los alimentos que comemos. 

#GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day

Blog: #GROWWeek: Lets talk land on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, an important day of celebration and campaigning all over the world. To coincide with this, Oxfam and partners are taking part in GROW Week to highlight the issues.

From reading, editing and uploading the stories and scanning pictures winging their way into our blog it’s clear that my colleagues are having fun as they make some noise about food and land issues.

Blog: Indonesia tsunami: Every moment counts in times of crisis

Blog: Climate Action Network reaction to the 2007 UN Climate Change Conference outcome

Climate Action Network (CAN), - who Oxfam is a member of - held a press conference directly after the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Press Conference Saturday 15 December 2007, in Bali Indonesia.


Blog: La gran final de Bali: el veredicto de Oxfam

Declaraciones de Antonio Hill, Asesor Principal de Políticas de Cambio Climático de la agencia internacional de desarrollo Oxfam, en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático que culminó hoy en Bali, Indonesia.

“Bali ha preparado por primera vez una hoja de ruta para que todos los países enfrenten el cambio climático. Pero un puñado de países poderosos ha relegado aplastante evidencia científica a una mera nota de pié de página.


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