Across the Middle East and North Africa, women are taking the lead in poor and marginalized areas. Ahlem ben Ahmed, who lives in an isolated village in Tunisia, is one of them.
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.
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.
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.
Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future. Unless this discrimination is reversed, Afghanistan’s development will be compromised, and enormous human rights gains made since the fall of the Taliban will remain under threat.
Increasing pressure on land and other natural resources in Darfur is adding fuel to the fire of ethnic tensions in the region.
Oxfam in Paraguay today announced its involvement in a campaign to get “public lands” into the hands of landless young people. 1980 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel is supporting the campaign, co-organized by local communities and the Articulacion Curuguaty (Curuguaty Network).
Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry, Oxfam Australia said today.
Over the last year, your pressure has helped us turn the food system upside down. These are just the highlights of one year of Behind the Brands action. To help us grow the movement, please share this video.
Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies