Ever feel powerless when you read stories about big business dodging tax, hiding accounts and getting away with it all over and over again? Us too.
But more and more lately people across the world are speaking out about tax and transparency. They're demanding that corporations pay their fair share of tax, and are open and honest about how much money they make, and where it goes.
This is where laws come in. With...
This week, Fee Gilfeather, Head of Marketing for Oxfam's Trading Division has gone to Senegal with Marks & Spencer and Shwopping ambassador Joanna Lumley to see the sort of projects that Oxfam has been able to support thanks to the money raised through Shwopping. On the first day, they visited a rice farming cooperative in the north of Senegal.
Longtime supporters of Oxfam's work know that we have a long and creative history of working with our global ambassadors, Coldplay. This week, we've taken this collaboration to new creative heights with the announcement of a crowd-sourced project that asks fans of the band to contribute to a video highlighting the global injustice of land grabs. Every two days, an area of land the size of Chicago is sold to foreign investors in developing...
Across the UK last December, people highlighted the problem of land grabs - where big companies buy up land in some of the world's poorest countries for profit. Often land grabs mean the people who live on the land are evicted. They lose their homes, livelihoods, and their way of growing food.
Sign our petition: Tell the World Bank to lead the fight against land grabs
And they've inspired action around the world. Campaigners...
Agathe Nougaret has been living and working in Haiti since December 2010. She reflects on her experiences before and since she joined Oxfam as an Urban Coordinator in August 2012.
Rising food prices and increased frequency of humanitarian crises may entrench hunger long term
The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that efforts to bring an end to global hunger are in danger of "flat-lining" in the longer term, with rising food prices and an increasing number of weather-related crises threatening to entrench hunger across the world.
Oxfam's warning follows today's...
You've got two minutes to get your things and get out. Stop crying. There's nothing you can do. Say goodbye to your home. It's gone.
Not what you would expect from an Oxfam campaign advert? Sadly, as banks and private investors scramble to buy land in the developing world, stories of poor farmers and communities driven from their homes, often at the barrel of a gun, left destitute and unable to feed their...
There's a debate raging at The Telegraph about the value and harm of using biofuel - prompted by Oxfam's new report noting that drivers will pay an extra £35 a year because of rising biofuel costs.
The report shows that the EU target of supplying 10% of transport fuel in Britain from biofuels is causing hunger in the developing world - as the demand for the biodiesel means farmers grow maize for make fuel for cars rather than...