Economic Justice

Women informal traders
Oxfam's latest report has brought a critical issue to the world’s attention as the World Economic Forum gets underway this month in Davos, Switzerland: how the COVID-19 crisis is worsening already serious levels of inequality.
ၤFishermen in Kyauk Phyu/ Photo by: Kaung Htet
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are clearly demarcated geographic areas where different legal and regulatory regimes relating to business and trading activities apply. Originally established as a way of circumventing trade restrictions, SEZs are usually intended to create an environment that will...
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...
It‟s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not  just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to this extreme,...
Women garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zon, are going back to home from work by factory's ferry. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Rising economic inequality across Asia is threatening poverty reduction and slowing down the fight against gender inequality. Although the region has experienced economic growth, the bottom 70 percent have seen their income share fall while the share for the top 10 percent has increased rapidly...
Women workers from the villages where special economic zone will take place, are going for work in Kyauk Phyu Township, Rakhine State. Photo by: Soe Win Nyein/ Oxfam
Author: Yee Mon Oo, Communications and Media Coordinator, Oxfam in Myanmar Villagers in Thit Pote Taung are very concerned about the lack of transparency of investor and Government actions. They say they are living with uncertainty, because it is difficult to access information on the SEZ...
Three young women Farmers in Myanmar's central dryzone in the farms during plantation season. Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
Myanmar is the second biggest country in South East Asia, with a population of 54 million people. The country is currently undergoing significant political and economic reform processes, following 50 years of military rule. While this transition has brought big changes to all aspects of life in...
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