Urban developments, otherwise known as slums, are quickly spreading across Kenya's capital, Nairobi. With them comes a huge threat of disease and poverty for the hundreds of thousands of people who call the slums home. Read the stories of 10 kids from the Mukuru slum and their dreams for the future.
Land grabs are not only plunging affected communities into poverty; it’s also bad for business. Shona Hawkes, Sustainable Food Advocacy Coordinator, is in Chiang Mai. Shona is joining hundreds of people from across Asia at the Land Deals Politics Initiative (LDPI) conference to better understand how, and why, land grabbing is happening -- and more importantly, what can be done to stop it.
Engaging with the political system can be daunting for most people, but with the help of Oxfam's Straight Talk program, Aboriginal women like Mayatili Marika are finding their voice and making an impact.
In the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Oxfam is working with our partner Sanergy to supply schools with Fresh Life toilets -- providing a clean and sanitary environment for kids to go to the toilet. It sounds straight forward, but this ingenious invention is keeping kids in school, creating jobs and saving lives.
What will education look like in the 21st century? Globalisation, the rise of standardised testing, and the technological revolution has put us at a crossroads. In March, Oxfam participated in the TEDxRosalindParkED event held in Bendigo to hear answers from innovative experts from around the nation and beyond. Discover our favourite learnings.
Lucy McCredie has been lending a helping hand at Oxfam’s Schools Program since November last year, in between finishing her Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne, start her post-graduate study and getting full-time teaching work. You can get involved with Oxfam’s Schools Program too!
In the last month two large earthquakes and more than 100 aftershocks have devastated Nepal. Thousands of survivors are now without homes -- and with the monsoon season around the corner -- Oxfam's top priority is to deliver shelter and emergency aid as soon as possible. Read 9 stories of survival.
By Kate Wingrove, Dietician and Campaigns Volunteer On 26 May 2015, government representatives, researchers and civil society organisations will meet in Paris to discuss the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security. Dietician and Oxfam volunteer, Kate Wingrove, explains this important relationship. What is food and nutrition security? Food and nutrition security is about […]
Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It's also about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians.