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Lake Chad’s Unseen Crisis

Since 2009, millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin have been affected by a conflict originating in Nigeria. Over 2.6 million people have been displaced by the violence of Boko Haram, and the following military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for donors and governments to do much more to provide help.

A displaced woman discusses her story in Myanmar (Burma)

Made in Myanmar

In Myanmar, the garment industry is booming thanks to an upsurge in investment by international brands, but garment workers are facing tough conditions. This briefing paper presents the research findings of and makes recommendations for international sourcing companies and factories to help them protect garment workers’ rights.

Report's image. Privileges that Deny Rights. LAC

Privileges That Deny Rights

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.  

A warning sign, Sadiola Hill Gold Mine, western Mali; August 2006. Photo: Brett Eloff

Community Consent Index 2015

For many communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they have a say in whether and how extractive industry projects move forward. This policy brief examines publicly available corporate commitments regarding community rights and community engagement.

2 Years On: Behind the Brands Score card

Walking the Talk

This briefing presents the updated March 2015 Behind the Brands scorecard showing changes in both the ranking of the ‘Big 10’  international food and beverage companies and changes to the thematic trends.

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