Worker’s rights, gender economic inequality and tiger worm toilets: Our most read content in 2019

Amy Moran General

As 2019 comes to an end, we thought we would share with our readers the top 10 most read blogs from the year. Thank for you for following this blog and if you have any thoughts on our content, we would love to hear from you!

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Top 10 most read blogs of 2019

1) What are supermarkets doing to tackle human suffering in their supply chains?

Supporting our Behind the Barcodes campaign, Monica Romis sets out the case for why supermarkets need to do more to tackle human suffering in their supply chains.

2) Feminist solutions to man-made economic inequality

January 2018 saw the annual World Economic Forum, and Oxfam was there campaigning to reduce inequality. This blog focuses on how public spending and fairer taxation can reduce gender inequality.

3) How to integrate gender in research planning

Research cannot be high quality if it is gender blind. This blog introduced our latest research guideline on how to integrate gender into research planning.

4) Why taxing wealth more effectively can help to reduce inequality and poverty

Oliver Pearce sets out the case for why taxing wealth can reduce inequality and poverty, and why wealth taxes in the UK need reform.

5) Fairer procurement: The equitable business tool

This procurement tool is designed to help buying teams source products from fairer businesses. Alex Maitland explains how it was developed and why it can reduce inequality in our global supply chains.

6) Are Communal Tiger Worm Toilets a sustainable option for camps?

Tiger Worm Toilets are a novel sanitary solution using worms to digest faeces, and it is a particularly good alternative for camps. This blog reflects on how they were used in Myanmar, and shares learning from the team implementing them in challenging conditions.

7) 5 lessons learned on how to conduct a Human Rights Impact Assessment

Tim Gore shares how Oxfam conducted a Human Rights Impact Assessment with Finland’s biggest supermarket.

8) What really influences our behaviours?

How can civil society curb negative behaviours and practices? Thomas Dunmore Rodriguez and Ruth Mayne introduce a new infographic for understanding and influencing the range of factors that can influence our behaviours and practices.

9) Three reasons why an intersectional approach to women’s peace and security agenda is important

Sagal Bafo reminds us why it’s so important to take an intersectional approach to women’s peace and security.

10) Does channelling aid into private sector partnerships always lead to the best development outcomes?

Aid donors increasingly assume that private sector partnerships are crucial for global development, but Marc Cohen outlines why we need to proceed with caution. 

And for our listeners out there, our most popular podcast.

The challenges of measuring women’s empowerment

We share Oxfam’s journey in measuring women’s empowerment in our impact evaluations. Our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, Marina Torre, speaks to Simone Lombardini, Oxfam’s Impact Evaluation Lead, who has been working in this area of work.