Poverty, economy and society

Oxfam works in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Oxfam believes that citizens have a right to hold governments and institutions accountable, to expect them to respect their rights and do what they say they will do.
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Today millions of women and men are denied their right to healthcare and education. Free public health and education services work for the many, and are vital to tackling inequality. Investing in these life-saving and life-changing services is not a radical idea. It is a basic responsibility of governments around the world.   ➨ SHARE if you agree #inequality

Welfare reform essay ideas on responsibility Essays Related to Welfare Reform. The misuse of welfare is high, and welfare reform needs, democrat, signed the Personal Responsibility and work.

Ending tax dodging could end extreme poverty. Shocking new statistics released by Oxfam this week have shown that governments are letting people hide at least $18.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. Yes, you read that right: not $18.5 million, or even $18.5 billion, but $18.5 trillion! If these companies and individuals paid their dues, it would total more than $150 billion – money which could be spent on schools, hospitals and libraries.

The must take action on tax dodging and tax havens!

Ending tax dodging in Indonesia could feed 3.5 million families there. And much more. Why should the richest get away with dodging tax? If these companies and individuals paid their dues, it would total more than $150 billion – money which could be spent on schools, hospitals and libraries. Now is the time to take a stand.

The must take action on tax dodging and tax havens!

Big land deals in poor countries are leaving people homeless and hungry. Families are being unfairly evicted from their land and left with no way to grow food or earn a living.   G8 leaders including David Cameron & Nick Clegg for the UK, and Barack Obama for the USA have the power to stop land grabs, end hunger and save lives. There are big opportunities for the G8 to take action to increase the transparency and accountability of big land deals.

Big land deals in poor countries are leaving people homeless and hungry. Families are being unfairly evicted from their land and left with no way to grow food or earn a living. G8 leaders including David Cameron & Nick Clegg for the UK, and Barack Obama for the USA have the power to stop land grabs, end hunger and save lives. There are big opportunities for the G8 to take action to increase the transparency and accountability of big land deals.

As part of the Robinhood Tax coalition, Oxfam is pushing the EU to back a wide-ranging Financial Transaction Tax. A broad-based tax offers a real opportunity to raise billions to help those at home and in poor countries who have been hit hard by the economic crisis and to combat climate change. Find out more www.oxfam.org/robinhoodtax

As part of the Robinhood Tax coalition, Oxfam is pushing the EU to back a wide-ranging Financial Transaction Tax. A broad-based tax offers a real opportunity to raise billions to help those at home and in poor countries who have been hit hard by the economic crisis and to combat climate change. Find out more www.oxfam.org/robinhoodtax

The gap between the world’s richest and poorest people is widening, and while the wealth of the 1% grows greater, inequality threatens to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty.  As international business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we must call on them to tackle extreme inequality. It’s not too late to turn the tide. SHARE this if you agree.

The gap between the world’s richest and poorest people is widening, and while the wealth of the grows greater, inequality threatens to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty.

Have yacht or have not? The richest 1% now own half the world's wealth. The gap’s getting wider and it's keeping people in poverty. SHARE this post and learn more here on TheJournal.ie: http://www.thejournal.ie/worlds-richest-people-wealth-oxfam-report-1272951-Jan2014/

The 85 richest people own the same wealth as billion poorest people.

Food for thought: what families around the world will eat in one week. https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/families-around-world-will-eat-one-week

Oxfam America posted seven photographs of what seven families from around the globe eat. It's an illuminating series that puts food politics into stark perspective.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragic building collapse in Bangladesh. We can't let this happen again! Use your voice - let your favourite retailers know that as a customer you want to make sure the people who made your clothes are decently paid and working in safe conditions. And please REPIN to show your support.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragic building collapse in Bangladesh. We can't let this happen again! Use your voice - let your favourite retailers know that as a customer you want to make sure the people who made your clothes are decently paid and working in safe conditions. And please REPIN to show your support.

G8 leaders hitching a lift to Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh, host town of the summit.

leaders hitching a lift to Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh, host town of the summit.

The richest 80 people now have the same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest. Help us to ‪#‎EvenItUp‬ - SHARE this pin and take action here: https://act.oxfam.org/ireland/even-it-up

oxfamgb: “ Breaking news: you’re now living in a world where the 80 richest people – that’s just one busload – own the same amount of wealth as half of the world’s population! To tackle inequality,.

A boy demonstrates the difference between the clean water Oxfam is now providing and the dirty water from the river Nile in Awerial settlement. Thanks to your support, Oxfam is currently producing over 300,000 litres of water a day, treating it direct from the Nile and then distributing it to tap stands across the settlement for refugees in South Sudan.  http://oxfamireland.org/blog/families-living-fear-south-sudan

A boy demonstrates the difference between the clean water Oxfam is now providing and the dirty water from the river Nile in Awerial settlement. Thanks to your support, Oxfam is currently producing over 300,000 litres of water a day, treating it direct from the Nile and then distributing it to tap stands across the settlement for refugees in South Sudan. http://oxfamireland.org/blog/families-living-fear-south-sudan

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