A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Generational inequality has grown at an alarming rate, paralleling the rise in the gap between rich and poor. Despite their potential and strength in numbers, youth continue to be culturally and politically marginalized. With the support of their elders however, they could be instrumental in finding solutions to the challenges of poverty.
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says she is “honored” at her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Trying to solve poverty is a lot like trying to solve a really hard puzzle.
That's why Oxfam has a new six-sided strategy to tackle it, driven by the power of people against poverty.
There is growing evidence that an investment in women is an investment in a community's future. Deysi Román, now 43 years old, is beginning to understand the importance of her voice.
We envision a world in which people can influence the decisions that affect their lives.
Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of our work, and why we put women’s rights at the heart of everything we do.
We are building a global citizenship movement capable of demanding justice from governments and companies.
Amanda escaped from the farm where she was working when she was 15.
This report reflects Oxfam’s emphasis on the role of sustainable livelihoods in rural areas, particularly agriculture, in reducing poverty and inequality.