Melati showing that the shrimp cocktail that served for european class society, coming from her sweat, sacrifice to stay in the unconvenient dorm, lower minimum wage.

The seafood industry is worth more than $150bn per year. But it comes at an unacceptable price: the suffering of the people who produce it. In Southeast Asia, workers describe the harsh conditions that are far too common in this industry. Stand with them and help us reveal what’s behind the price of food we eat.


As the cyclone and monsoon season approches in Bangladesh, Oxfam is working hard to provide emergency aid and help Rohingya refugee families prepare for a disaster. Credit: Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Vulnerable Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh now face further disaster, as monsoon rains are causing floods and landslides and increase the risk of deadly disease. Oxfam is racing against time to improve hygiene, sanitation and water delivery, and prepare families in the face of the expected storms. You can help.

Every day, in every country in the world, women face discrimination and inequality. Achieving gender justice is not only a matter of basic rights. It’s also a key means of overcoming poverty. Whether we are responding to an emergency or working on long terms projects, we put women’s rights at the heart of all we do.

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Eliminate violence against women

‘Give me a blow job and I will play the Rihanna song.’

This is just one example of sexual harassment I have experienced over the last couple of months. It was much worse when I was younger, often escalating from verbal to physical sexual harassment.