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Judith teaches at a school in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The school director died of the Ebola virus and Judith was quarantined for 21 days as a precaution. Photo: Alain Nking/Oxfam.

Public good or private wealth?

We need to transform our economies to deliver universal health, education and other public services. To make this possible, the richest people and corporations should pay their fair share of tax. This will drive a dramatic reduction in the gap between rich and poor and between women and men.

G7 must make the economy work for women

The Group of Seven leaders must agree on concrete steps to combat women’s economic inequality and make the economy work for women, said Oxfam on the eve of the summit in Quebec, Canada.

father facing their poor village close to luxury apartments

Redefining inclusive growth in Asia

The last few decades have seen astonishing growth and poverty reduction across Asia, but inequality is on the rise. This paper sets out how APEC leaders can use the opportunity of the summit to move in a new direction – one in which the economy works for everyone, not just the few.

Margaret Mumbua, una trabajadora doméstica de Nairobi, Kenia, haciendo la colada (foto: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam)

An economy that works for women

Women’s economic empowerment could reduce poverty for everyone. In order to achieve it, we need to first fix the current broken economic model which is undermining gender equality and causing extreme economic inequality.

Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work.

Expanding opportunities for women in South Asia: Sakina's story

In November 2015, Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work. It was eye opening for them.  Today, they are sharing the household and she has gradually taking control of her own time. She is a dairy producer and would like to expand her business.

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