Tagged: Health and Education

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This G20 summit delivers a vital pick-me-up for poor countries struggling to survive the economic crisis but much more is needed to ensure their long-term recovery.

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Anwarul Islam has not been able to find suitable work or employment since he lost his job in a garment factory well over a month ago. He left his native Bangladesh four years ago to pursue a better paid job.

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As a major exporter of textiles, Thailand has been hit hard as global demand for clothing and footwear has dropped. Dow Punpiputt, Communications Officer for Oxfam in Thailand, went to visit some women who had lost their jobs.

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Fatimata carries wood home after school in mali. Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Finding the opportunity in a crisis is more than a snappy political catchphrase. It is the opportunity for the leaders of the G20 meeting on April 2nd to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet. (a joint agency op-ed on the G20)

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Rokeya Kabir is the convener of the My Rights campaign in Bangladesh: a national platform that puts pressure on the government to ensure primary education for all children. Credit: Mahmud Map

Eight women from around the world joined together to form the W8. These extraordinary women from South America, Africa, Europe and South East Asia, have dedicated their lives to fighting for health and education in their own countries.

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Shafeeka, 59, was forced to leave her home shortly after the war began in 2003. "You can't imagine how hard it is to live in a tent but I have to be patient and hope that one day things will become better.“ Credit: Ceerwan Aziz/Oxfam

Six years since war began, Oxfam has produced a survey to highlight the desperate plight of countless women in Iraq and prompt positive action from their government and the international community. Here are some of the women we met.

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Antiretrovirals. Oxfam works with partners on minimizing transmission and impacts of HIV&AIDS in rural Angola Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

17 Feb – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline should be congratulated for breaking industry ranks and taking a major step toward helping poor people in developing countries to get better access to medicines, says international agency Oxfam. However GSK’s initiative this week is just the beginning.

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