Voices — July 2020

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Meet just a few of the many people around the globe whose lives have been uplifted thanks to your compassion and generosity.

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“The day we will dance”: Voices of women in the midst of conflicts in West and Central Africa

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In West and Central Africa, women have lost their “dance partners”, who have been killed by armed groups, disappeared or gone away.

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Myanmar: COVID-19, conflict, and a whole year of internet blackout

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One whole year since hundreds of thousands of people across Myanmar have been without internet as they face both conflict and a global pandemic.

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Advocacy and Campaigns Update

Advocacy and Campaigns Update

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DATE: 12 June 2020 Thank you for joining us in taking action for change. Unfortunately we have some tough news. Oxfam’s life-saving work is needed now more than ever to respond to COVID-19 and multiple other crises that threaten to deepen poverty and inequality. But at the same time, the economic downturn caused by the […]

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On the frontline of the pandemic

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Oxfam Australia’s Programs Director, Anthea Spinks, highlights the threat of coronavirus to people in vulnerable communities including refugee camps.

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Garment worker sewing in Bangladesh

Big W step towards a living wage

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Big W announced their latest commitment to a living wage for the women who make our clothes. What She Makes demands big brands pay a living wage.

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Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?  

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Water is life: Oxfam’s clean water projects around the world

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It’s all too easy to forget what a miracle water is. With a water supply on tap, food can grow, and people can thrive. Read about our work to support communities impacted by drought, outbreaks of waterborne diseases and the risks of conflict due to limited access to safe water.

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Pandemics know no borders. Neither should compassion.

Pandemics know no borders. Neither should compassion.

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In response to devastating impacts of COVID-19, together, we are working hard to support the most vulnerable communities.

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Empowering women beekeepers to make a sustainable living – Oxfam in PNG

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Working with vulnerable communities over the last 60 years, we’ve learned that helping people gain financial independence is the best way to kick poverty and inequality.

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How your donation is helping train future female leaders in Pakistan

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Many 17-year-olds look forward to the moment when they can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year.

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Oxfam at COP25 supporting action on climate change

Madness in Madrid: What did the latest round of UN climate negotiations deliver?

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Is the UN conference on climate change doing its job? Our climate experts reflect on the discussions, lack of outcomes and hope for the future.

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Turning your emergency donation into instant aid with Blockchain

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New Blockchain technology has the potential to deliver emergency cash transfers in a faster, cheaper and more transparent fashion than ever before.

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Factory X commit to pay a living wage

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After years of campaigning from Oxfam supporters, Factory X commit to pay a living wage

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Protesters at the Melbourne #ClimateStrike holding signs that say "Climate Chaos Fules Poverty", "Climate Justice Now" and "Dont be Fossil Fools"

350,000 of us went on #ClimateStrike – now what?

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Here are our top 5 take homes after the global #ClimateStrike

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Pacific Islands Forum 2019: Fun in Funafuti

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Advocacy Lead Simon Bradshaw reports back from the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu

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A family stand outside their home smiling.

Dabessa’s Story

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Dabessa and his wife Lelisse are members of the Oromo ethnic community in Ethiopia. After nine long years of persecution, separation and uncertainty, their family was reunited in Australia in 2013.

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Lucy’s Story

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Originally from South Sudan, Lucy has lived in Australia since 1991. She was separated from her three-year-old daughter Susan in 1988 due to civil war in Sudan. They were eventually reunited in Australia in 1994.

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Best&Less published their supplier lists

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Best&Less have published 100% of their Tier 1 supplier lists, bringing their factories out of hiding and ensuring their supply chain is transparent. 

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Children hold onions outside their school building

How onions are helping families to smile in Papua New Guinea

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Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!

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New Oxfam Australia Chief Executive appointed

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Oxfam Australia today announced the appointment of Lyn Morgain as its new Chief Executive (CE).

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Stronger safeguarding in action

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Oxfam Australia is deeply committed to addressing any form of misconduct within Oxfam, and will ensure that every person who works with and for Oxfam is safe from harm

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