Paying the living wage isn’t just good for the world – it’s also good for business. Here’s how to do it…

Monica Romis Living wage, Private sector, Women's Economic Empowerment

Everyone benefits from decent wages. Monica Romis of the Oxfam Business Advisory Service sets out five steps firms can take to pay them – and get on the right side of the battle against global poverty

Want motivated workers who feel their rights are respected? You need a proper grievance mechanism

Monica Romis Innovation, Private sector, Rights

How can companies set up robust systems to ensure they hear and act on workers’ complaints and concerns? Monica Romis of the Oxfam Business Advisory Service introduces a new grievance mechanism toolkit developed for Reckitt that will help tackle discrimination and inequality throughout global supply chains

Faced with impossible healthcare costs, unsafe housing and rampant discrimination, Lebanon’s LGBTQIA+ people are in survival mode

May Achour Health, Research, Rights

The price of a single therapy session is now half the monthly minimum wage and most LGBTQIA+ people face violence where they live. In the first in a series of blogs to mark Pride month, May Achour introduces two new Oxfam policy briefs on the state of healthcare and housing

The messy realities of governance in conflict-affected areas: six dilemmas for development practice

Katrina Barnes Conflict, Governance, Research

Development projects too often assume there is a simple structure of local governance. But innovative research based on people in Mozambique, Myanmar, and Pakistan writing diaries reveals how in fact their lives are governed by many competing informal and formal actors. Katrina Barnes of Oxfam and Colin Anderson of the Institute of Development Studies on key dilemmas this complexity raises for practitioners

Might your project lead to more domestic violence? Our guide helps you work out the risks

Isabelle de Champlain-Bringué Gender, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment projects can cut domestic violence – but may also increase it. In this blog for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Oxfam Québec‘s Isabelle de Champlain-Bringué introduces a guide that equips practitioners to identify and manage the risks  Although women’s economic empowerment (WEE) projects encourage women to strive for empowerment and material independence, the resulting autonomy …

Top Resources for Global Handwashing Day

Beth Donkin Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Global Handwashing Day takes place on the 15th of October. This year it comes with added prominence in our calendar. Coronavirus has heightened the importance of handwashing across the world. In the humanitarian and development sector, handwashing has long been central to disease prevention and programme design.   In this blog, we’ve compiled some of our most popular resources on everything handwashing. From tools …

What does Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) look like across Oxfam?

Aissa Boodhoo Women's Economic Empowerment

A Global Overview of 20 WEE Programmes and Projects in over 45 countries. We take a look at some of our WEE programmes below. Jump to thematic area examples Inclusive Markets and Value Chains Enterprise Development and Financial Inclusion Influencing Stakeholders Dignified and decent work Inclusive Markets and Value Chains What is it?  Inclusive market systems approaches focus on recognizing …