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Development for equality

Experiencing a bit of culture shock between Australia and Cambodia got me thinking about the concept of an equitable world; what is it and how can we make it happen? Read more »
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1,000 Economists write to the G20 Finance Ministers

A thousand economists from 53 countries have written to G20 Finance Ministers, who met in Washington in mid-April, to urge the adoption of a financial transaction tax. Read more »
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One Just World

On Tuesday night, the Oxfam Summer Team attended the One Just World forum in Federation Square, Melbourne as part of the Sustainable Living Festival Read more »
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Financing Economic Justice for the World’s Poor

With an increasing disparity between the wealthy and the poor of the world and a growing vulnerability to natural disasters, how do we achieve an economically just future? Oxfam is partnering with One Just World to present a forum on these issues – Tuesday 22 February. Read more »
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14,000 years for Sri Lankan workers to earn Nike CEO pay

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Did you know it would take the average Sri Lankan sportswear worker 14,000 years to earn the Nike CEO’s annual pay? Read more »
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Global rights at work: key to ending poverty

Supporting labour rights is— fundamentally—about supporting an end to global poverty. The Global Rights at Work project shows how education and skills building can help women and men in developing countries to secure better working conditions…and better lives. Read more »
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Living wage project: Bangladesh

Who needs to take responsibility to ensure that garment workers are not assigned to a life of poverty? According to former child factory worker, Nazma Akhter, not only local manufacturers, but also Western buyers must step up to the challenge. Read more »

The true cost of cotton production

Human rights advocates have criticised the Uzbek cotton industry for its reliance on forced-labour including the mandatory employment of school children, college and university students, and civil servants. Workers face terrible conditions and are barely paid enough to survive. Read more »

Sharing the basics

This is the sort of pump which is generally used in rental house areas, including my family’s home. This single pump is used by about 10 different rental houses (20-30 people). Because of the large amount of people using it sometimes the water comes up murky. Read more »

One thousand students unite against poverty

As the UN met to decide if the world could halve extreme poverty in five years, 1000 students came together to hear from a variety of speakers working around the world to end poverty. Carrie O’Connor was there. Read more »