Afghanistan: the tragedy of return

Are the returnees to Afghanistan safe in what is still a conflicted and fragile state? Dr. Jorrit Kamminga introduces a new report which explores this.  With headline news carrying stories about a string of bloody attacks in Afghanistan, it’s important to remember that there is another side to the Afghan tragedy that is not making the headlines. In addition to the …

Four ways to make trade work for gender equality

How can trade work for, not against, gender equality? Marion Sharples shares the key messages from a recent webinar hosted by Oxfam and the Gender and Development Network. Women’s economic empowerment is flavour of the month in policy circles, and international trade is seen as a key lever to getting there. However, the conversation often centres on including women in …

Reward work, not wealth infographic

This week Oxfam released its Reward Work, Not Wealth report, to raise awareness about the scale of inequality globally. Below is a snapshot infographic, pulling out the key charts and stats from the report.  [infogram id=”7b56d939-ca6f-4174-8d80-94234bf35be8″ prefix=”UGm” format=”interactive” title=”Reward work, not wealth”]

Wealth and income inequality: two trends, one story

As Oxfam launches it’s Reward Work, Not Wealth report, Diego Vazquez takes us through the difference between income and wealth.  One of the most interesting findings in the latest Davos report is that whilst the inequality crisis continues to increase with the accumulation of the world´s wealth by a just few billionaires, global income inequality has decreased during the last …