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Walking for equality: Teams come together for Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne

More than a thousand people are set to take on an epic challenge of endurance while they raise funds to tackle poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne this weekend. Walking 100km in teams of four, the event will kick off on Friday in the beautiful Endeavour Hills, winding its way through the densely forested Dandenong Ranges […]

Oxfam Australia welcomes new Board members

Oxfam Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of nine members to its Board of Directors. Oxfam Australia Board Chair Dr Judith Slocombe thanked all applicants in a highly competitive expression of interest process across Australia that attracted about 140 candidates and had been guided by Oxfam Australia’s commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity. “The […]

New Chair of the Board at Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Judith Slocombe AM as incoming Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr Slocombe’s first term will begin at the end of this week, when current Chair Dennis Goldner AM steps down after six years in the role. Mr Goldner, who also held a position as a board […]

New Oxfam safeguarding director says organisation primed to capitalise on official recommendations to make deeper improvements

Oxfam is well placed to expand upon the improvements it is making to its safeguarding systems and working culture, says new International Associate Director of Safeguarding, Victoria McDonough.  Oxfam publishes the fifth quarterly report of its Feb 2018 Ten-Point Plan in response to the Haiti sexual misconduct scandal. “Oxfam has made solid improvements over the […]

Oxfam International response to UK Charity Commission report

Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgment following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam Great Britain has apologised for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive Director of Oxfam International, […]

Helen Szoke announces retirement

One of Australia’s most powerful advocates for foreign aid, international development, human rights and equality, Dr Helen Szoke, is retiring, Oxfam Australia’s Board Chair Dennis Goldner announced today. Dr Szoke started as Chief Executive in January 2013, after serving as Australia’s Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner. Her outstanding […]

Oxfam welcomes ACFID Review into sexual misconduct

Responding to today’s launch of the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID’s) independent review into prevention of sexual misconduct, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam welcome’s ACFID independent review into the prevention of sexual misconduct in the development sector.  It’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure that those with […]

Oxfam International announces Zainab Bangura and Katherine Sierra to co-lead Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct

Zainab Bangura, a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, and Katherine Sierra, a former Vice-President of the World Bank, will co-chair an Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change, Oxfam International said today. The Independent Commission has been formed in response to incidents of sexual misconduct by Oxfam staff in countries including […]

Oxfam Australia supports marriage equality

Every so often, an opportunity arises to stand on the right side of history.  And so it is that I am pleased to affirm Oxfam’s support of Marriage Equality and to encourage Australians to vote YES in the planned postal survey on this issue. For Oxfam, this is fundamentally a question of equality.  When one […]

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