Subject: livelihoods

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UK construction workers

Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

Anetchka selling fruit at the roadside market

Creating plum jobs in Armenia

  Annemarie Papatheofilou has just returned from Armenia where she met a group of feisty women who, with Oxfam's support, are building a business from the ground up, and who won't...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

Brazil: Sugar rush destroys indigenous communities’ way of life

Today, Blog Action Day, bloggers around the world are highlighting the issue of human rights. Land grabs are leaving some of the world's poorest people hungry and homeless and we want your favourite...

Somali campaigners outside Barclays HQ in London

Somali campaigners call for Barclays back-pedal

I was on my bike very early this morning to join a group of Somali campaigners who are calling on Barclays to keep open the cash lifeline to Somalia. ...

Stop the sugar rush

Behind the Brands presents...

First, a confession: I've got a very sweet tooth. I'll never say no to a can of Sprite or 7UP, and I love a mug of Ovaltine of an evening. Which is why, just like the family in this...

The impact of austerity – and the alternatives

If you've seen the news in the last few days, you'll have no doubt come across the headlines that say the UK "has turned a corner", and that we are on the road to economic recovery....

Senegal Shwop trip - see the sorts of projects supported by Shwopping

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...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

It's time for the World Bank to be a land leader

Over the last few years, Oxfam has uncovered more and more about the extent and impact of land grabbing in the countries where we work. When the speed and scale of this phenomenon became clear, we...

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