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OXFAM’S GLOBAL AND REGIONAL WORK ON INEQUALITY Daria Ukhova email@example.com Anna Chernova firstname.lastname@example.org 21/01/2015
STRUCTURE Oxfam’s Global Campaign on Inequality (Even It Up) Projects within the Global Inequality Campaign Campaigning and policy work on inequality in the CIS region Other programme and policy work in the CIS region
GLOBAL CAMPAIGNING ON INEQUALITY (EVEN IT UP CAMPAIGN)
Even it up CAMPAIGN Global campaign to tackle extreme and growing economic inequality launched on October 29, 2014 Key campaign message: Extreme inequality is threatening to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty. But the situation is not inevitable - it's the consequence of political and economic choices. Things don't have to be this way. 38 countries engaged in the launch (CIS region: Armenia and Russia)
“In far too many countries the benefits of growth are being enjoyed by far too few people. This is not a recipe for stability and sustainability” Christine Lagarde “Extreme disparities in income are slowing the pace of poverty reduction and hampering the development of broad based economic growth” Kofi Annan EXTREME INEQUALITY HURTS US ALL
BARRIER TO POVERTY REDUCTION
SOLUTIONS TO INEQUALITY
SOLUTIONS TO INEQUALITY Making governments work for citizens and tackle extreme inequality Promoting women’s economic equality and women’s rights Paying workers a living wage and closing the gap with skyrocketing executive reward Sharing the tax burden fairly Closing international tax loopholes and filling holes in international tax governance (priority 2015) Achieving universal public free services for all by 2020 Changing the global system for R&D and for pricing of medicines Implementing universal social protection floor Targeting development finance towards reducing inequality and poverty and strengthening the compact between citizens and their governments
PROJECTS WITHIN THE GLOBAL INEQUALITY CAMPAIGN
CSN BRICSAM PROGRAMME www.csnbricsam.org
BRICSAM AMONG MOST UNEQUAL
INEQUALITY GETTING WORSE FOR MOST
Theory of Change
Gender Task Force
JOINT ADVOCACY AND EXCHANGE VISITS
OTHER PROGRAMMES Advocating for minimum wage through our Behind the Brands campaign Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services in Vietnam and Kenya (3 year pogramme funded by the Finnish government)
CAMPAIGNING AND POLICY WORK ON INEQUALITY IN THE CIS REGION
RUSSIA IN ECSN BRICSAM PROJECT National inequality trends analysis and policy analysis carried out joint with Russian chapter of the Global Call Against Poverty (GCAP) Joint advocacy work with GCAP on inequality issues during the Russian presidency in G20 in 2013 and in BRICS in 2015
ARMENIA: THE EVEN IT UP CAMPAIGN Oxfam Armenia has initiated research on socio-economic issues in the country, including possible inequalities. The launch of the campaign focused on translating global messages into the national context: inequality is a political decision, it is not unavoidable. We are open to cooperation with a wide range of partners as we work to define the long-term campaign.
OTHER PROGRAMME AND POLICY WORK IN THE CIS REGION
Oxfam in Eurasia (CIS) Oxfam works in Russia (advocacy office), the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Tajikistan. There are also extensive programs across Asia and the Middle East. Oxfam is a campaigning organization – we deliver programmes in humanitarian and development assistance, but we also actively advocate on behalf of the poor, including on inequality, rights in crisis/humanitarian, gender justice, climate change and food security, and related issues. We work closely with partners – civil society organizations, universities, local and national authorities. Civil society space and accountability.
Caucasus: food security and gender justice Regional food security advocacy: improving regional food security and empowering the rural poor, especially women. Advocating for pro-poor legislation (smallholder farmers). Gender-sensitive national strategies: contribution of women to food production. EU DCFTA, and regional issues. Political representation (esp. at regional/municipal level). Access to justice – incl. domestic violence, land rights and economic empowerment.
Tajikistan and inequality Inequality between urban and rural. Focus on the rural poor, especially women. Access to safe, drinking water. Water management policies. Economic justice and empowering rural women. Representation in decision-making, non-discrimination and access to justice work.