After 250,000 people joined the call for Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods, three of the biggest players in the sugar industry to make sure the sugar in their food and drinks doesn’t lead to land grabs, Coca-Cola committed to take steps to stop land grabs in their supply chain. Now it’s time to push […]
I saw the signs before I saw the damage. As we drove northward on the Filipino island of Cebu to the hard-hit city of Daanbantayan a week after the typhoon, young children lined the streets, holding up pieces of cardboard that said "Please help, we need food and water."
Meet Ari. Ari is volunteering in Timor-Leste with the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD). Working alongside Oxfam, she'll be sharing her experiences with the Timorese people and Oxfam's development work on the ground.
In just a few short years, Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane has become one of Queensland's premier outdoor events, raising in excess of $3 million and leaving a life-affirming footprint on the hundreds of teams, supporters and volunteers who have been involved. This week, registrations opened for the fourth Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane event.
The latest round of UN discussions trying to solve the massive issue of climate change ended today. Sadly, this year’s negotiations, in Warsaw, Poland, were something of a farce with a number of developed nations, including Australia, failing to take the talks seriously.
It’s a sad fact. Climate change will hit the world’s poorest the hardest. Due to a lack of progress and ambition at the Warsaw Climate conference, Oxfam has joined many other environmental and humanitarian groups to declare ‘enough is enough.’
“What are you doing with that 2 meter tall bottle of Pepsi?” asked the conductor at Sydney’s Central Station this morning. After Coca-Cola’s announcement that they are taking a zero tolerance approach to land grabs – we decided to deliver a message in a bottle to Pepsi-Co asking them to do the same. Oxfam research has […]
Robin Narciso, an Oxfam volunteer in Phnom Penh, shares his experiences at the Water, Food and Energy forum in Hanoi: "Perhaps more sadly, was the fact resettling communities seemed to be an inevitable action. Many discussed how to ensure that communities are properly compensated when relocated, not how to ensure that communities can choose whether to keep living on their native land or not."
By Robin Narciso, Oxfam Communications and Information Officer, Phnom Penh. One of the great things of the Third Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy, was a space called the ‘Knowledge Reservoir’, where all the organisations supported by Challenge Program Water and Food (CPWF) showcased their projects in interactive and creative ways. Here I have decided to […]
Talking about gender is never easy and it’s even harder when you’re talking about it in relation to hydropower infrastructure. As it is, hydropower can be a sensitive topic; once you add the gender nexus you have an explosive mix.