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Together we must even it up and stop inequality from undermining our fight against poverty. Check out our animation video and join our campaign now to close the gap between the rich and the rest.
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This year, Oxfam continued to drive the inequality debate, at global, regional and national levels. Again and again, we stood up to speak truth to power to show leaders how extreme inequality prevents us from eradicating poverty, and how rigged the rules are in favor of those who are already at the top. We demanded change – and a world economy that works for everyone. Calling on global leaders for a fairer tax system - Despite world leaders signing up to a global goal to reduce inequality (at the World Economic Forum in 2013), the division of wealth between the richest 1% and everyone else...
The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira

Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider – and it’s being fuelled by the use of tax havens. It is time to bring an end to inequality and overcome poverty for good. It is time to Even it up!

Vietnam has a strong record of poverty reduction, but today, increasing inequality is threatening decades of progress. To tackle the dangerous gap between rich and poor, Vietnam should urgently implement progressive policies on governance, taxation, public spending, public services, labour rights, and civic engagement.
The global economy is broken. 8 billionaires own the same wealth as half the world’s population. Meanwhile, every day 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose another future. Join us and demand an economy that works for everyone and not just the few. Share this video and sign the petition.
Did you know that some fishermen in Southeast Asia report working at sea for up to 14 hours a day and 27 days a month, earning as little as $0.50 per hour? Whether it is fished or farmed, sold in local markets or stocked on supermarket shelves, too much of the food we buy is produced at the expense of human welfare. Learn more and take action.
Arms and bullets continue to destroy lives. Every continent in the world is marred by devastation caused by armed violence.