Links between gender based violence (GBV) and mining have been documented in many parts of the world. However, there is very little research that examines the scale of GBV in mine affected communities and the social and structural aspects that cause GBV. Until now.
The Straight Talk program has brought together more than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across the nation to learn about Australia’s political system and form powerful networks with each other and with women of Federal Parliament.
Kulang was only days old when South Sudan was thrust into existence as the world’s newest country three years ago. For Kulang’s parents, Elizabeth and Gatluack Choul, an independent South Sudan offered hope and prosperity for their baby boy. But today that dream lies shattered. The family live trapped in a displaced peoples’ camp while fighting continues to rage on across their homeland.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. It's not only celebrated in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.
Oxfam is honoured to be involved in the birthday celebration of Nelson Mandela. The event, organised by Ses Sayer, will raise funds for Oxfam Australia and will feature live music, an Oxfam Shop stall selling Fair Trade products from South Africa and a photo exhibition about Oxfam’s work in South Africa focusing on how women […]
Most clothing and footwear companies are highly secretive about the factories that supply to them. But, in addition to signing this important safety agreement, companies are now starting to tell us where their factories are. For the first time ever we can now see where Big W (owned by Woolworths) is making its clothes in Bangladesh.
Guest Blogger Elisa Riquier is an international intern doing a placement in the Perth Office. On World Environment Day, Oxfam supporters across the world undertook international action to tackle the biggest food companies for their impact on climate change and called on them to use their collective voices to call for stronger action on climate change. In Australia, […]
How you would cope as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon? Nour*, 45, works at a school in northern Lebanon. The nursery school continued to run classes for Lebanese children and Syrian refugees despite being on the front line of a long-running conflict between neighbourhoods. Fighting has intensified in recent years, mirroring the Syrian crisis just […]
1.5 million children die as a result of poor hygiene, poor sanitation and unsafe water each year (UN 2013). Thanks to Oxfam supporters, Oxfam is a world leader in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia, visited WASH projects in South Africa last year. She found out first-hand how your support has the capacity to change lives for good.
By Clancy Moore – GROW Campaign Coordinator When you think climate change, you might think of smoke stacks and coal mines or oceans dotted with oil platforms. You probably aren’t thinking “climate change” when you crunch on your bowl of Kellogg’s cornflakes in the morning. However, today on World Environment Day (5 June), it’s time […]