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.

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June - July 2014

3rd June: Oxfam report: The G7 and Russia's absence is a wake-up call to act on improving energy security and tackling climate change.  Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44(0)7786 110054 / +44(0)1865 472192 /

4th June: Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.
Oxfam spokespeople will be available to comment on issues relating to poverty and inequality. Contact: Jon Slater on 01865 472249 / 07876 476403 /

4-5th June: G7 Leaders Summit in Brussels. Oxfam will have spokespeople available to comment and photo opportunities on issues including climate change and income inequality. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44(0)7786 110054 / +44(0)1865 472192 /

9th June: Walking the Breadline 2. Report on food poverty in the UK, including numbers of people seeking emergency food aid in and detailed research on some of the reasons. Contact: Jonaid Jilani on 01865 472 193 or 07810 181 514 or

11-13th June: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Summit to end sexual violence against women in conflict - co-hosted by Angelina Jolie. Oxfam will have spokespeople and female delegates from countries in conflict. Workshops on women's rights in Syria, Afghanistan and around the Arms Trade Treaty are also being arranged. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44(0)7786 110054 / +44(0)1865 472192 /

June (tbc): Inequality 'wall chart'. Ahead of England's first match at the football World Cup finals in Brazil, Oxfam will publish a wall chart showing which nations have the biggest and smallest gaps between rich and poor. Find out how England fare and which countries deserve to be shown a red card. Contact: Sarah Dransfield on +44 (0)1865 472269 / +44(0)7767 085636 /

June (tbc): Households below the average income figures
released - Oxfam's response on Government figures showing the number of people living below the average income in the UK. Contact: Jonaid Jilani on 01865 472 193 or 07810 181 514 or

15th June (tbc): South Sudan: six months on from the outbreak in violence Oxfam reports on a worsening humanitarian crisis and looming famine and asks where is the $600m that was promised in May by rich countries. Contact: Ian Bray on 01865 472289, 07721 461 339 /

25-29th June: Glastonbury Music Festival. Oxfam kicks off its festivals music activity at Glastonbury festival and launches 'Make a Song and Dance about Poverty'. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 07825 196769 /  

25th June (tbc): Oxfam releases research exposing double standards of countries' levels of aid given and arms sent to the Syria crises.
The Oxfam, analysis will look at each countries fair share of humanitarian funding and contrasting it with the sending of arms that fuel the conflict and causes the humanitarian crisis and their performance in giving refugees sanctuary. Contact: Anna Ridout on +44 (0)7766 443506 /

26th June: European Council Meeting, Brussels.
Climate change will be among the issues discussed by Heads of State. For reactions contact Lucy Brinicombe on +44(0)7786 110054 / +44(0)1865 472192 /

July (tbc): Women and the Peace Process brief.
Oxfam looks at how women do when looking at the peace process in Afghanistan. Oxfam will be able to offer the writers of the report for comment. Contact: Christina Corbett on +44(0)1865 472530 / +44(0)7557 483758 /    

22nd July: DFID Girls Summit on early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation. For reactions contact Lucy Brinicombe on +44(0)7786 110054 / +44(0)1865472192 /

25th July: Inequality Day in Scotland. As the independence referendum approaches, Oxfam will be hosting representatives from Yes & No along with guest speakers to talk about inequality and the Scotland they want to see in the future. Stunt linked to the Commonwealth Games TBC. Contact: Graham Burgess on 0141 285 8875 /

26/27th July: Trailwalker is an unforgettable endurance challenge with teams of four walking 100km across the South Downs in under 30 hours for Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust. Contact Lisa Rutherford on  0207 802 9994 / 07917 791836 /

Late July (tbc): Oxfam annual report published. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 07825 196769 /


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