Find a volunteer role with Oxfam to help you build your skills and experiences. Mary-Jane Espartinez has been volunteering for Oxfam for more than a year and finds her experience rewarding and valuable: "There is such a positive energy that comes with volunteering at Oxfam, where you are giving your time and energy to help others. "
Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and for women, it can have devastating effects.
The Close the Gap campaign aims to end the appalling life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030. Together, we’ve started to Close the Gap. Here are 10 of our favourite milestones over the last 10 years:
We’ve created an Instagram photo challenge especially for Australian students to help Close the Gap. Adding your creative voice is a powerful way to help raise awareness and inspire others in your community.
The destructive force of Cyclone Winston in Fiji has left at least 41 people dead, whole villages destroyed and 117 schools damaged or wiped out.
Close the Gap campaign lead, Tom Widdup, finds out how — despite continued high levels of Indigenous disadvantage, and a disconnect that still hinders relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia — Danielle and many young Indigenous Australians like her are working to overcome these barriers.
Honkeo has a big vision: to empower Indigenous communities and to help them conserve their natural resources for the next generation: "“Nature is life for our indigenous communities ... If women know their roles, they will contribute more". Discover the life-changing work Oxfam does in the Mekong.
A recent Fairfax Media report has indicated Rip Curl clothing was produced under harsh working conditions in North Korea. There is no excuse for any company to be unaware of what is happening in its own supply chain. Now is the time for Rip Curl to improve its transparency and support workers' rights.
Many years ago, Ewan was touched by the sentiment behind the quote made famous by Anne Herbert: “Practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty". It would ultimately send him on a journey to help improve the lives of others.
The big four banks could be endangering human rights and our environment. While we outline some positive first steps by some of the banks, none have yet adopted a zero tolerance for land grabs approach.