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Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, according to a new Oxfam report released today.
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been appointed to a new "Commission on Global Economic Transformation" led by Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence, initiated by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
An Oxfam award-winning film challenging the deep-rooted patriarchy in India cannot be screened in the country. The Central Board of Film Certification has refused to certify ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, saying the movie is “lady orientated” and contains “contentious sexual scenes, abusive words [and] audio pornography.”
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.
Amidst bombings and shortages in fuel, food and vital supplies, a group of Yemeni women came together for an unconventional demonstration against the war and the lack of women’s rights. The campaign called on women to ride their bikes through the capital.
'In terms of a plan to reduce extreme income inequality, we are left empty handed. There has been a lot of talk and a raw sketch of plan of action in the communique, but it’s just a drop in the bucket.”
Across G20 countries and beyond, women are paid less than men, do most of the unpaid labor, are over-represented in part-time work, and are discriminated against in the household, in markets and in institutions.
At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a
Decades of rapid and unequally shared growth in India are adding new dimensions to old disparities along gender, caste, religious and tribal lines.
Despite agriculture being considered a strategic axis for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this has not resulted in major resource flow to the sector, nor in a resource allocat