By Dr Helen Szoke Anaya* was sick and bedridden, having just given birth to her second child after a difficult pregnancy, when her husband left her for someone else. She begged him to stay and even offered for her husband’s new wife to live with them, but he declined. Like many women in India, Anaya […]
Oxfam Australia is challenging the nation to make 2016 our most ethical Christmas yet by committing to purchase at least one ethically sourced item this festive season. Research shows that if one in four Aussies made one ethical Christmas purchase through Oxfam, Australia could raise more than $11.5 billion for the fight against poverty. That’s […]
In the past 20 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved, but the vast majority of Australians and people around the world think the opposite is true. A new global survey published by Dutch research firm Motivaction reveals that 89 per cent of Australians, and 87 per cent of […]
Australian consumers are being encouraged to be “good eggs” this Easter by buying ethically sourced chocolate to drive up demand for Fairtrade products and improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
International aid agency Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $4.5 million to boost Fairtrade between small community producers in the Pacific and in Indonesia with regional and international markets.
Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said the investment highlighted the importance that trade plays in helping to lift people out of poverty.
Tomorrow marks World Fair Trade Day, which each year sees people from around the world join together to campaign for the rights of small producers, farmers and artisans.
Oxfam Australia today welcomed the launch of Fair Traders of Australia, a new accreditation body for Australian businesses which have fair trade at the core of what they do.
Oxfam Shop is Australia’s leading fair trade retailer, selling beautiful hand-crafted kitchenware and homewares products created by artisans around the world as well as delicious Fairtrade food and a wide range of other fair trade items in its 19 retail shops around Australia and online shop, www.oxfamshop.org.au
More Australians are choosing ethically produced Easter eggs and bunnies this year, according to international aid agency Oxfam Australia.
Oxfam’s Fairtrade Easter chocolate sales are up by 50% so far this year, compared to the pre-Easter period last year.
Fair trade Easter products will be hidden around the Adelaide CBD today, to raise awareness of fair trade in the lead up to Easter.
Oxfam Ambassador, celebrity chef and restaurateur Kylie Kwong will design her own range of fair trade kitchenware, to be sold through Oxfam’s shops around Australia.