Living, loving, laughing proof of human resilience

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With five grandchildren in her care, Zivei survived the worst of Zimbabwe’s drought with her spirit and humour intact.

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A woman works on a clothing line for an international brand in Dong Nai province, Vietnam. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Gorman take a step forward on transparency

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After years of campaigning from Oxfam supporters, Gorman and Factory X have published the names and locations of their factories. It’s an important step forward in supply chain transparency. Without this information it is extremely difficult to confirm whether workers are being treated fairly, and it allows workers to raise their concerns directly with the […]

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Oxfam Australia Straight Talk

A proud, straight-talking woman

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For too long, the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been unheard in Australia’s political landscape. But we’re working with partner organisation Aarnja to make sure that women like Bev Walley are heard, loud and clear.

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We’d like to dedicate this one to you

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Last week, thanks to your support, Oxfam Australia was presented with ‘Best Social Innovation’ at the 2017 Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies awards for our Weather Index Insurance scheme in Sri Lanka.

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Meet the women in Ghana who are turning honey into money

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Augustina, a mother of three, is defying tradition and gender inequality in rural Ghana, with her own thriving honey business.

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Mobile money breaks the cash drought in Zimbabwe

At the height of the drought in Zimbabwe, our mobile cash transfers gave Florence and her family a rare glimpse of hope. We gave Florence a mobile phone so she could receive cash transfers via text to pay for basic food items.

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Women working together

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An Oxfam initiative in the north-west region of Vietnam is bringing women farmers together to make a huge difference in how they work, and also improving how they’re treated in the community.

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Tackling poverty by changing minds, systems and lives

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How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.

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A hive of activity in Tanzania’s refugee camps

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Oxafm is supporting a unique project in Tanzania, so that refugees can learn new skills to work their own way out of poverty… and it’s got people buzzing with excitement.

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“We need to have a say in what happens to our kids”

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Born and bred in Alice Springs, Donna began her leadership journey at the age of 17, motivated to address the needs of young people in curbing anti-social behaviour. She says Oxfam’s Straight Talk program has given her the tools to become an influencer in her community and stand up for the rights of Aboriginal people.

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Bakery group turns mums into breadwinners in Tanzania

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Subsistence handouts can only go so far in a place like Nyarugusu camp. So Oxfam is instead focused on practical ways — like baking — to give this growing refugee community a hand up, and help them become more self-sufficient.

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A Tailor in Tanzania

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Once, Buchumi was a primary school teacher. But when war broke out, he was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Here is life would change forever.

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Beekeeping: a buzzing business in PNG

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Several years ago Kelly Inae came up with the idea of “Mountain Honey”, a honey making business to help farmers in rural areas by training them as beekeepers. Yet, despite his best intentions, he soon realised it wasn’t possible to do it all for free.

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Look back on your achievements

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2016 was a year of massive upheaval for many people across the world. But it was not all bad news. Together with Oxfam, you’ve been there, and given hope to millions of people.

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Oxfam Unwrapped: How does it work?

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Charlie the Goat gives you the rundown on Oxfam Unwrapped and why charity gift cards are an excellent Christmas gift.

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Mini’s Remarkable Story of Change

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Like many Ni-Vanuatu young women, Mini Mului had always enjoyed school, but had to leave when she fell pregnant. Read how her life, and the lives of many other young Ni-Vanuatu people were changed forever as a result of Youth Challenge Vanuatu, a partner of Oxfam.

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How people power changed the world’s biggest brands

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The Behind the Brands campaign has pressured food giants like Nestlé, Mondelez, Mars, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills and Kellogg to change their policies for people and the planet. Three years later, how far have these companies come?

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What does Oxfam Unwrapped mean for mums?

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No matter where you live, raising a family is a tough job. But if you’re a parent living in poverty, raising a family becomes more than a difficult task: it can test their very limits to survive.

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The benefits of clean water in 6 beautiful photos

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Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. In fact, it’s one of the things we do best. View six beautiful photographs that showcase the benefits of clean water after an emergency and in our long-term development work.

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Irene smiles with holding two of her children in Zambia

These women are fighting against extreme poverty … with bananas.

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Every day Irene would risk her life to water her crops and feed her children. Today, she’s a co-producer at an award-winning banana farm and changing the future for her family. Discover how Oxfam and you make a difference to people in poverty around the world.

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Oxfam Australia CEO Helen Szoke and Shirley Laban, manager of Oxfam’s climate change program in Vanuatu and coordinator of the Vanuatu Climate Action Network, Takara village on Efate Island, Vanuatu

The results are in: Oxfam in 2015

What have we accomplished in 2015? Watch our short year in review video and hear from Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia Dr Helen Szoke as she reflects on the success on some of our biggest moments and the challenges we still face.

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Why clean water is vital in the fight against malnutrition

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Niger has more malnourished children than almost anywhere in the world. But Nurse Alassane Amadu has seen big changes in his community since the arrival of clean water and hygiene.

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Niger has a serious malnutrition crisis and mothers like Binta risk losing their children

It’s the simple things that lift families out of despair

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Malnutrition is a serious problem in countries like Niger — children die every day. But Oxfam supporters are providing simple but life-changing items to tackle a vicious cycle.

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Mariama lost her child due to malnutrition. A lack of clean water meant proper medical treatment could not be provided.

The difference between life and death

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Mariama lived through a mother’s worst nightmare. Now she lives with her grief — and the pain of knowing her daughter’s two short years were filled with sickness.

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