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E.g., 12/15/2018
E.g., 12/15/2018
Photo by Kaung Htet/Oxfam
"So today, on International Women’s Day, we are saying no more murder, rape and beatings; no more being robbed of land; no more ignoring women’s role as peace-builders and –makers. We want an end to women doing most of the unpaid care work and being paid less than men for the...
Photo by Kaung Htet/Oxfam
Women across the globe are facing new threats which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and de-railing the effort to end extreme poverty, Oxfam warns today. Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the international aid agency says that the renewal of the global gag rule...
MPs asked to protect Myanmar’s poorest farmers from the risks of large-scale agribusiness
Farmers across Myanmar are at risk of losing their land, being buried in debt and sidelined in Myanmar’s rush to develop if policies protecting the interests of small-scale farmers are not put in place, civil society organisations say in a meeting with government officials and MPs today in...
Pre-Davos report shows gap between richest and poor is greater than feared
Pre-Davos report shows gap between richest and poor is greater than feared Eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the world's population, reveals an Oxfam report published today as global political and business elites gather in Davos for...
Women in th IDPs' camp filling the form for cash distribution by Oxfam. Photo by: Oxfam
Women in Myanmar are losing out from a closed and unfair budget process and changes must be made to address this, says a coalition of NGOs working on women’s rights and political accountability in Myanmar. A Case for Gender Budgeting in Myanmar, a report by Women’s Organisation Network...
Women workers in garment factory in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone, are going to their works. This is where Oxfam conducted research for Made in Myanmar report. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Myanmar garment workers are living in poverty and forced to borrow money to buy food, despite working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week, according to an Oxfam report released today. Oxfam’s briefing paper, ‘Made in Myanmar: Entrenched Poverty or decent jobs for Garment Workers?...
Oxfam Staff and musicians standing together after the music concert, Photo by: Pyae Aye Nyein/Oxfam
Oxfam and partner, Women’s Organisations Network (WON) will host a national celebrity concert on International Women’s Day, 8 March to raise awareness on discrimination against women and barriers to women’s leadership. Celebrities will perform songs by competition winners who last...
A farmer in Dryzone where Oxfam implemented livelihoods project funded by LIFT. Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
The Government of Myanmar must take action to ensure people employed in rural agriculture – over 70% of Myanmar’s population – will benefit from the country’s soaring growth prospects. New research from Oxfam, Delivering Prosperity in Myanmar’s Dry Zone shows that...
Panel at the press conference. Famous song composer Mr. Myint Moe Aung is explaining about the song composing contest. Photo by: Oxfam
Oxfam and partner, Women’s Organisations Network (WON) are launching an exciting new project that will bring together famous musicians to inspire the creation of music that raises awareness on women’s rights, women’s leadership and the role for women in governance and politics...
This is the women farmers in Dryzone where Oxfam implemented livelihoods programme with the funding from LIFT. Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
A new report from Oxfam Riding the Wave of Reform: Fast-tracking Myanmar's future with good-quality aid argues that growing aid flows to Myanmar could harness the country's economic potential and speed up democratic reform if investment decisions include Myanmar people and are targeted at...

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