Women Producers of ‘Bouquets and Beans’ in Kenya: Exploring the links between international business and poverty reduction

This case-study explores the findings of a Poverty Footprint study in the horticultural sector in Kenya, published jointly by Oxfam and IPL (International Procurement and Logistics Ltd) in 2013. Key findings were that women make up over 60% of the workforce and whilst the sector provides job opportunities women workers are disempowered, suffer sexual harassment and bear a disproportionately high …

Power and Change: The Arms Trade Treaty

In October 2003, Oxfam, together with Amnesty International, the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and many other organizations across the world launched the Control Arms campaign. The aim of the campaign was to reduce armed violence and conflict through global controls on the arms trade, and the primary objective was an international Arms Trade Treaty. In April 2013, …

How Oxfam is facilitating change in water and sanitation management in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, water is a key resource in emergencies, and for irrigation and drinking water, yet its management is chaotic, which often leads to breakdowns in water supply systems. Many communities have resorted to taking drinking water directly from irrigation canals and rivers. Oxfam has been working for nearly three years with the government and key water sector players to …