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We envision a future where more local people lead their own humanitarian responses and recovery. That’s why we work together to fight policies and practices that keep people vulnerable, or that transform once-thriving populations into impoverished ones.
Our bountiful planet produces enough food to feed us all, and yet, more than 800 million people go to bed hungry each night. We work to protect the livelihoods of marginalized food producers and workers—especially women, minorities, immigrants, and young people—and help them claim their rights.
Every year, rigged tax rules and corporate tax dodging sap an estimated $100 billion from poor countries. We work to change tax policies so that big companies pay their fair share and stop using offshore tax havens and other practices that rob developing countries of money they could use to fight poverty.
We envision a world where women and girls gain power over every aspect of their lives, live free from violence, and influence institutions. That’s why Oxfam has made gender justice a critical component in every country where we work to help overcome gender discrimination and influence public policy decisions.
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Corporations and the very wealthy spent years gaming the tax code and pressuring Congress to secure an outlandish goal: Pay no taxes. And it worked. But we have a chance right now to address the sickening inequities of the tax code, and raise revenue for jobs-creating infrastructure and the care economy.
For decades, the fossil fuel industry has enjoyed outlandish subsidies from taxpayers. Congress and the administration finally have the opportunity to stop the handouts, and address climate change, corporate power, and racial justice.
As the largest bilateral aid donor in the world, the US could have a lasting legacy on the global fight against poverty. But we need to take the opportunity and responsibility seriously, and dedicate enough funds to make a difference–especially during the pandemic.
Oxfam will be attending the Annual General Meeting of Amazon this week to speak in support of our shareholder resolution, which would put an hourly associate on the Board. Our message is simple: Amazon, listen to your workers.
In 2018, Oxfam launched Behind the Barcodes to examine policies and practices of supermarket chains around the world—and to pressure them to do better. Today, we’re delighted to welcome significant new commitments on human rights from Kroger, the second largest food retailer in the US.
Many of us celebrated when the American Rescue Plan Act included federal supplements to unemployment benefits. The extra $300 a week offers a lifeline to countless working families. However, most Republican governors are making the alarming decision to turn down the help. What the heck is going on?