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Media calendar

Please find below our calendar of media stories and reports for the next few months. Do get in touch with the relevant contact if you'd like any more information or call the press office on +44 (0)1865 472498.

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March

2 March: Oxfam launches report on discrimination against women – and how it is hindering efforts to end inequality and poverty, ahead of International Women’s Day. For more information please contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 (0) 7810 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk 

7 March: Oxfam’s online shop will be offering items at 23 percent off, representing the global pay gap between men and women, on the eve of International Women’s Day. For more information please contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 (0) 7810 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk 

8 March: International Women's Day comedy gig. Oxfam, in conjunction with Comic Relief, is organising a comedy gig with all-female line-up in London’s Leicester Square Theatre. For more information please contact Lys Holdoway: +44 (0)7721 461342 / lholdoway@oxfam.org.uk

8 March: Spring Budget. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the impact of policies affecting poverty in the UK and abroad. For more information please contact: Sarah Dransfield: +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk 

13 March: Oxfam report will highlight shrinking options for Syrian refugees ahead of the sixth anniversary of the conflict. For more information please contact Jill Moody: +44 (0)7557 077008 / jmoody1@oxfam.org.uk

15 March: Sixth anniversary of the start of the war in Syria. Oxfam spokespeople will be available for comment. For more information please contact Jill Moody: +44 (0)7557 077008 / jmoody1@oxfam.org.uk

16 March: Oxfam launches paper on billionaire wealth and inequality. For more information please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 (0)7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

17-18 March: G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting, Baden-Baden. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the impact of tax and economic policies on fighting poverty. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 (0)7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

21 March: Forbes releases its annual billionaires list. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on how the gap between the richest and the rest is holding back the fight against poverty. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 (0)7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

22 March: Oxfam launches research into tax practices of European banks. For more information please contact Meg Pruce: +44 (0)7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

22 March: World Water Day. Around the world, Oxfam is helping to keep millions of people healthy when disaster strikes by providing clean water and toilets. Photo case studies available. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek: +44 (0)7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

23 March: Oxfam launches report on the human impact of two years of war in Yemen, ahead of the second anniversary of the start of the war. For more information please contact Ian Bray: +44 (0)1865 472498 / +44 (0)7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

25 March: TedX Manchester. Oxfam’s Chief Executive Mark Goldring will give a talk on a disruptive approach to ending global poverty. For more information please contact Jill Moody: +44 (0)7557 077008 / jmoody1@oxfam.org.uk

28 March: Oxfam launches call for volunteer festival stewards to be part of the UK's most popular music events, including Glastonbury. Media products available – for more information please contact Gemma Parkes: +44 (0)7979 111427 / gparkes1@oxfam.org.uk

April

5 April: Report into migration through the Balkans. New research reveals the harrowing experiences of refugees being mistreated and turned away at the  borders of Hungary, Bulgarian, Macedonia and Serbia. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 (0)7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk


5 April: Sotheby’s auction artwork from Oxfam's artist Christmas cards as part of its Made in Britain sale. The artworks are by Grayson Perry CBE, Adam Dant and Rob & Roberta Smith. Contact Gemma Parkes: +44 (0)7979 111427 / gparkes1@oxfam.org.uk 


Early April: OECD publishes annual overseas aid spending figures. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on how UK aid is helping to raise living standards for the world’s poorest people. Contact: Meg Pruce +44 (0)1865 472240 / +44 (0)7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk


17 April: Iraq - six months since the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS. Oxfam is supporting thousands of people affected by the conflict, providing clean water, shelter and toilets. Oxfam spokespeople available. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk


18 April: Oxfam publishes research into the tax practices of the 50 biggest US companies, to mark National Tax Day, the US deadline for filing tax returns. For more information please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 (0)7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 


21-23 April: World Bank Spring Meetings, Washington. Finance leaders and politicians will discuss the global economy, poverty eradication and aid effectiveness. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 (0)7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 


29 April: Rumble in the Jumble celebrity jumble sale: Oxfam's massive annual jumble sale with exclusive items donated by celebrity supporters takes place in Oval Space, London, raising money for Oxfam’s work fighting poverty. For more information please contact Rachel Edwards: +44 (0)7979 111 400 / RaEdwards@oxfam.org.uk


Date tbc: Oxfam publishes report on the use of water as a weapon of war in Syria.
For more information please contact Jill Moody: +44 (0)7557 077008 / jmoody1@oxfam.org.uk

May

25 May – 4 June: Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Oxfam experts will be joining panels and events for this year's 30th anniversary festival. Contact Lys Holdoway: +44 (0)1865 472484 / +44 (0)7778 482867 / lholdoway@oxfam.org.uk

26-27 May: G7 leaders’ summit in Italy. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Contact: Meg Pruce +44 (0)1865 472240 / +44 (0)7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

end May: Oxfam’s 75th anniversary - long-serving shop volunteers visit Greece. Four of Oxfam's longest-serving shop volunteers travel to Greece, where Oxfam first supported people in the 1942 famine, to see Oxfam's work helping refugees and migrants today. Interviews, photos and footage available. Contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 (0)7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

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