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[OPINION] Women's work and the coronavirus: Caring for care workers

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'By default, women are more likely to be in poorly paid jobs at the lowest ends of value chains without a chance at education or building skills. With a looming global depression, they are likely to be the first fired and last re-hired.'

LABOR. In many parts of the Philippines, taking care of children and the elderly, as well as doing household chores, is seen as women's tasks. Photo by John Regala/Oxfam

Oxfam to shut offices, axe staff in coronavirus fallout

May 22, 2020 - 10:49 AM

The belt-tightening comes on the back of already reduced donations following revelations of sexual abuse by some staff in Haiti in 2010

[OPINION] Who is caring for our ‘invisible’ carers?

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:30 PM

We need pro-poor and pro-women approaches to hurdle this health, poverty, and inequality crisis

[ANALYSIS] We need safe, clean water during the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM

What pro-poor solutions could be considered to reduce inequalities in the time of coronavirus, particularly in ensuring access to water?

Billionaires richer than 60% of the world's population – Oxfam

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Oxfam says poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in '12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day,' estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year.

[OPINION] Standing with women leaders in ending violence, building peace

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Poverty has a female face. Women shoulder almost all of the unpaid care work and are hit worst when decent public services are hard to access.

Red-tagged Oxfam, NCCP slam military for 'malicious, careless' attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights

MILITARY LIST. The military tells lawmakers on November 5, 2019 that 18 groups are allegedly front organizations for the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

[OPINION] Maguindanao is a forgotten crisis

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:11 AM

'Evacuation should not be a way of life. We need to put displaced people at the front and center of our legislative action,' says humanitarian manager Rhoda Avila

Groups combine weather forecast, digital finance to save lives

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:08 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 'B-Ready' paves the way for the immediate and safe delivery of cash to households prior to a disaster

Representatives from Oxfam in the Philippines, People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network, PLAN International, and the Local Government of Salcedo Municipality sign the memorandum of agreement for the two-year project called "B-Ready." Photo courtesy by April Bulanadi

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity – Oxfam

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:23 AM

'The super-rich and corporations are paying lower rates of tax than they have in decades,' and the result, Oxfam says, 'the human costs -- children without teachers, clinics without medicines –- are huge'

RICH GET RICHER. Oxfam said  This file photo taken on June 17, 2014 shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presenting the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle, Washington. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the world's richest person on July 27, 2017, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Ryder

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

Aid sector sex abuse 'endemic' – British MPs

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The report on sexual exploitation and abuse in the sector, produced by the International Development Committee scrutiny panel of MPs, says self-regulation has completely failed to deal with the issue

'ENDEMIC'. An 'Oxfam' signage is pictured outside a high street branch of an Oxfam charity shop in south London on February 17, 2018. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

French guards abused and forcibly returned migrants – Oxfam

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The report says children complained about being 'physically and verbally abused, and detained overnight in cells without food, water or blankets and with no access to an official guardian,' all contrary to French and EU law

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Internal documents reported by The Times says Oxfam attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake

UNDER REVIEW. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'These reprehensible acts, alleged crimes, acknowledged by the perpetrators as well as the NGO, are a serious violation of the dignity of the Haitian people,' a government statement says

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as British MPs grill bosses

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Chief executive Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London that the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its international operation

PARLIAMENTARY PROBE. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) on February 20, 2018 shows Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring (C), Oxfam Chair of Trustees Caroline Thomson (R) and Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (L) atttending an evidence session as witnesses before the International Development Committee of members of parliament at Portcullis House in London. PRU/AFP

Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:35 PM

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring tells a parliamentary committee in London the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its international operation

Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Haiti, was one of 3 staff members who resigned over allegations they hired young sex workers following the devastating 2010 earthquake there

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Andy Buchanan/AFP

[OPINION] What does it take to be an aid worker?

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:54 PM

'There are lessons to be learned indeed. We can start by looking into the so-called internal organizational culture, a rather tough nut to crack, and delve into it to make the improvements.'

Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The organization says it would create a commission which will 'operate at arms-length from Oxfam' and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in a bid to stamp out abuse

Doctors Without Borders reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spreads as French group Doctors Without Borders reveals it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse

MSF. This file photo shows the entrance of the Ebola treatment center of aid agency Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), in Liberia on October 3, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

Oxfam aid workers accused of using prostitutes in Haiti

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake which devastated the island and left up to 300,000 people dead, The Times reports

Percepatan pembangunan industri perikanan nasional demi kesejahteraan nelayan

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Dialog Kebijakan untuk Sinergitas Percepatan Pembangunan Industri Perikanan Nasional Sebagai Upaya Pemerataan Kesejahteraan Nelayan dan Pekerja di Sektor Perikanan Tangkap dan Budidaya digelar pada 14 Desember 2017 di Erasmus Huis, Jakarta

Anak muda jadi petani dan petambak, kenapa tidak?

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Menjadi petani dan petambak juga merupakan pilihan karier bagi dua anak muda Indonesia ini, meski awalnya sempat ditentang orangtua

Anak-anak muda inspiratif diundang oleh Oxfam dalam acara Indonesia Climate Change 2017 di Jakarta Convention Center untuk berbagi kisah mereka. Foto oleh Dzikra Fanada/Rappler

Cara mudah atasi perubahan iklim? Makan seafood

Sep 07, 2017 - 12:51 AM

Mengatasi perubahan iklim salah satunya bisa dengan menghargai orang orang yang memproduksi bahan makanan kita yang berasal dari laut

Nur San, seorang pekerja laut, membawa ikan ke daratan di Lewoleba, Nubatukan, Lembata, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Perahukerabatnya baru saja kembali dari laut setelah 1 malam mencari ikan. Foto oleh Rodrigo Ordonez/Oxfam

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7 8 at SM Aura s Samsung Hall Register for limited free tickets today

WATCH: The risks Filipino women face

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

This social video features reproductive health services and information for marginalized communities in remote regions

RIGHT TO KNOW. Farmidah Ali is a mother of nine and a grandmother, and she's only 37. Photo credit: Oxfam sa Pilipinas

Penyesalan Rukayah, mantan pelaku perkawinan anak di NTB

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:43 AM

“Kalau [waktu] bisa diputar kembali mau diputar kembali Tapi gimana udah kayak gini kan?”

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:15 PM

We need to view Batanes in a different light: less glossy than in travel magazines yet less desperate than in weather reports; a real place where people affected by climate change live

DIFFERENT VIEW. A lighthouse in Batanes offers a different vantage point by which to view the island. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

For remote communities in Batanes weathering typhoons is nothing new but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal

CHANGE IS COMING. Nanang Tinang, a community elder in Itbayat, Batanes, converses with a fellow Ivatan. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

Merry Kolimon, sang pendeta feminis dari Timor

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM

“Kepemimpinan itu haruslah sebuah kepemimpinan yang feminis Kepemimpinan feminis artinya dia tidak mengulangi lagi nilai nilai patriarki”

PEREMPUAN PERTAMA. Sejak 1947, GMIT belum pernah memiliki Ketua Sinode perempuan hingga akhirnya Merry Kolimon terpilih pada Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler.com

4 Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million – Oxfam

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:38 PM

In 2016 the collective wealth of the 4 richest Indonesians all men was 25 billion Oxfam says This is more than the total wealth of the 100 million poorest out of a population of 255 million it adds

INEQUALITY. This picture taken in Jakarta on February 23, 2017 shows high-rise buildings behind residential houses in Central Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry / AFP

Groups 'draw strength' from environment lawyer's life, death

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The commitment for us is really to make her life and death an opportunity to renew our strength says Grizelda Mayo Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center

'INDIGNATION GATHERING.' Environmental lawyer Tony La Viña opens the 'indignation gathering' of environmental and human rights lawyers on Tuesday, February 21, almost a week after the death of Mia Mascariñas-Green. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Jan 16, 2017 - 2:36 PM

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Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

8 men own half the world's wealth – Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The wealth of the world s poorest 3 6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of 6 American businessmen one from Spain and another from Mexico

CONTRAST. In this file photo, Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. Noel Celis/AFP

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

A test for local climate adaptation

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People s Survival Fund

PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government to protect the people who grow our food especially the most vulnerable small scale women farmers

CLIMATE VULNERABILITY. The effects of climate change worsen the situation of women farmers in the Philippines

WATCH: Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming but the Philippines is not among them

Made by women: Entrepreneurs find common ground at unique market

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:59 PM

An annual gathering of women entrepreneurs brings hope that women can play a larger role in boosting the country s agricultural productivity and quality

MADE BY WOMEN. Oxfam Philippines and Dakila set up the Women's Market - a marketplace of homegrown and handcrafted merchandise?. Photo by Denise Nacnac/Rappler

Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Four global NGOs issue the joint plea to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo to allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated and for food and medical aid to enter the besieged area

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to 'amend, suspend, revoke' environmental permits, if needed'.

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Moving forward there are key things that the new government must act on bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence

EL NIÑO. A farmer stands next to a stream in barangay Payong-Payong, Pigcawayan municipality, North Cotabato in February 2016. The drought has left this stream, the village's main source of water, nearly dried up. All photos from Oxfam

Rappler and Oxfam launch climate change platform for voters

Apr 27, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Oxfam has teamed up with Rappler to bring Filipinos information about the most crucial Climate Change issues and where each Presidential candidate stands

Image courtesy Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam

Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3 day point after the disaster

AFTER THE QUAKE. A photo made available on April 19, 2016 shows locals spending the night outdoors due to fear of aftershocks after the 16 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake, in Manta, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

It takes a village to end poverty and empower leaders

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Can poverty be eradicated in our lifetimes? Oxfam believes it s possible by empowering communities to be advocates of change

JUST WORLD. Oxfam’s presence in the Philippines spans nearly three decades. Image courtesy of Oxfam.

How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared

INEQUALITY. While the recent boom brings greater prosperity to some people in Asia, an even larger number find themselves struggling under their circumstances

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Jan 18, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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62 richest own as much as world's poorest half – report

Jan 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Oxfam: The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months

A homeless man with a sign asks for money on a street in New York on October 14, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP