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EVEN IT UP: OUR CALL TO PUT AN END TO EXTREME INEQUALITY

October 30th, 2014 by Posted in Even It Up Campaign | No Comments »

Today Oxfam launches our new Even It Up campaign in countries around the world, calling for world leaders to prioritise closing the gap between the richest and the rest.

 

The gap between rich and poor is spiraling out of control. Just 85 individuals have the same wealth as half the people on our planet. Such extreme economic inequality is hurting us all, and standing in the way of ending global poverty.

It is as unfair as it is uneven. Such stark inequality is the result of political and economic choices. The rules are rigged in favour of the rich at the expense of everyone else. So whilst the wealth of the few grows greater, the poorest get left behind.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. The rules can be changed, the inequality can be reversed. The time is now.

Together, we can end extreme inequality. Together, we can Even It Up.

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO END EXTREME INEQUALITY?

Governments can start to reduce inequality by changing the rules and systems that have led to today’s inequality explosion, and by prioritising policies that redistribute money and power. They must reject market fundamentalism and oppose the special interests of powerful elites. The people must not be left behind.

We must see an end to the skyrocketing executive pay and poverty wages that are a recipe for growing inequality. A South African platinum miner would need to work for 93 years just to earn the average CEO’s annual bonus, and 600 million women work in jobs that are insecure and typically not protected by labour laws. Providing living wages and decent working conditions, protecting the rights of workers to organise, and giving workers a say in decision-making can start to reverse inequality.

There is also an urgent need to make tax systems work harder to tackle inequality. In Nicaragua the poorest people pay a higher percentage in tax than the wealthiest. Tax dodging by corporations and wealthy individuals robs public budgets around the world of hundreds of billions of dollars. Transfer pricing is just one corporate tax dodging strategy that causes Bangladesh to lose the equivalent of 20 percent of their primary education budget each year. Governments must ensure that the taxburden falls fairly so that those most able to pay contribute more, and put an end to fragmented global rules and tax loopholes.

Free publicly provided services like health and education can help to tackle inequality. But too many governments, under pressure from special interests, are privatising services and charging user fees that undermine this potential, and undermine the rights of their citizens. Universal child benefits, oldage pensions and unemployment protection, could have the same equalising effect and ensure everyone can live free from fear. Economic policies should be assessed so that they tackle economic and gender inequality together. Free public services, child benefits and minimum wages would start to pay this double dividend.

‘Beware fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming.’ Nick Hanauer, billionaire

Recent mass demonstrations from Chile and Brazil to Iceland and Hungary have shown that people around the world are unwilling to stand for unfair tax systems and a lack of quality services. People are concerned that their governments are acting not in their interests, but on behalf of national and international elites. Governments must be forced to listen to the people not the plutocrats. This is why Oxfam is joining a growing movement campaigning for an end to extreme inequality, and asking decision-makers everywhere what they will do to make this a reality.

 

READ Oxfam Even It Up report and SIGN UP to support our campaign

 

 

 

Oxfam’s Opportunity – Programme Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist

October 29th, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Vietnamese citizen to fill the following position:

Programme Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist

The post is an one-year contract with possible extension. Incumbent is based in Hanoi but with frequent travel.

The Role:     To ensure effective functioning of programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system, delivering reliable reports and data to serve programme planning, implementation and reporting.           

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Oxfam’s Opportunity – KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

October 29th, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

 We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Vietnamese citizen/person to fill the following position:

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The post is a fixed-term, 2 years with possible extension, based in Hanoi but with frequent travel.

Purpose of the job:

To take leadership in the development and implementation of the knowledge management strategy for Oxfam in Vietnam. The KM strategy will guide the documentation, communication and publication of Oxfam program experience to promote Oxfam profile.

You will be member of the senior management team and work alongside with Oxfam regional and global knowledge hubs.

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Ra mắt cuốn sách ảnh “Tớ kể bạn nghe”

October 7th, 2014 by Posted in Photo voice | No Comments »

Dự án PhotoVoice – Tiếng nói qua ảnh của trẻ em Dân tộc thiểu số thuộc 3 tỉnh Lào Cai, Ninh Thuận và Đăk Nông đã đi chặng cuối với sự kiện Ra mắt cuốn sách ảnh “Tớ kể bạn nghe” tại Hà Nội hôm 30/9 vừa qua. Buổi ra mắt thành công với sự hiện diện của lãnh đạo Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo, Giáo sư Nguyễn Minh Thuyết_Nguyên Phó chủ nhiệm Ủy ban Văn hóa, Giáo dục, Thanh thiếu niên và Nhi đồng của Quốc hội, đại diện học sinh, giáo viên, phụ huynh học sinh và báo chí.

Cuốn sách ảnh là tập hợp 120 bức ảnh và câu chuyện hay do 49 em học sinh H’mông, Chăm, Raglai và M’nông cấp tiểu học và trung học cơ sở chụp và đã được trưng bày tại Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Hà Nội vào tháng 6/2014.

Mời các bạn xem toàn bộ cuốn sách tại đây: Hey friends, Listen up! Photo Booklet – Sách ảnh “Tớ kể bạn nghe”

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PhotoVoice book launch “Hey friends! Listen up”

October 7th, 2014 by Posted in Giáo dục/ Education | No Comments »

The PhotoVoice project – the voice of the photos through the len of Ethnic minority children in three My Rights, My Voice project provinces has gone to the final with the last event, PhotoVoice book launch “Hey friends! Listen up” in Hanoi on 30 Sept 2014. The launching event was remarked with the participation of representatives from Ministry of Education and Training, the former member cum Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture, Education, Youth and Children, the small authors, teacher, parents and media.

The Photo Booklet is a collection of 120 photos combining stories taken by 49 primary and secondary school pupils representing 4 ethnic groups (H’mong, Cham, Raglai and M’nong) and were displayed at Vietnam Musuem of Ethnology in Hanoi in early June 2014.

You can see and download the full photo book here: Hey friends, Listen up! Photo Booklet – Sách ảnh “Tớ kể bạn nghe”
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[Oxfam Tuyển dụng] – TRỢ LÝ CHƯƠNG TRÌNH ĐỊA PHƯƠNG

September 8th, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

Chúng tôi đang tìm kiếm ứng viên có kinh nghiệm và nhiệt huyết cho vị trí:

TRỢ LÝ CHƯƠNG TRÌNH ĐỊA PHƯƠNG (cấp bậc E2)

Mã số: INT0826

Vị trí này sẽ ký hợp đồng 1 năm, làm việc tại huyện Si Mai Cai, tỉnh Lào Cai.

Mục tiêu của vị trí: Hỗ trợ việc triển khai các dự án của chương trình Quản trị nhà nước của Oxfam tại tỉnh Lào Cai

Quản lý trực tiếp: Cán bộ chương trình Quản trị nhà nước

Nhân viên: Các Thực tập sinh tại văn phòng Si Ma Cai

Oxfam cung cấp mức lương và các chế độ hấp dẫn cho vị trí này: Read the rest of the entry »

[Oxfam's Opportunity] – PROGRAM FINANCIAL OFFICER

September 3rd, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Vietnamese citizen/person to fill the following position:

PROGRAM FINANCIAL OFFICER

Reference number: 140901FO

The post is a 2 years contract with an opportunity for extension, based in Hanoi but with frequent travel Read the rest of the entry »

[Oxfam's Opportunities] – Admin/Finance Officer

August 29th, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Vietnamese citizen to fill the following position:

Admin/Finance Officer

Humanitarian Programme – Field Office, Ben Tre Province

This post is offered 1 year contract, extendable depending on project activities and budget available.

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.

TEAM PURPOSE:   To work directly with Oxfam’s beneficiaries and partners to overcome Poverty and suffering; and to advocate and campaign for policy, Knowledge, attitude and practice change to help achieve Oxfam’s   strategic change objectives.

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Community-based forest management brings hope to ethnic minorities in Quang Binh

August 20th, 2014 by Posted in Sinh kế nông thôn/Rural Livelihoods | No Comments »

Written by Vu Tien Hong – Information and Communications Coordinator/ Oxfam

For many years, the forest had been parts of Nguyen Thi Thao’s and her family’s life. It was the source of water they drank everyday. It made the air they breathed so fresh. It was where her kids spent their childhood playing in the wood. But she had never felt the ownership of it Read the rest of the entry »

[Oxfam's opportunity] – Tư vấn tập huấn nhân rộng kế hoạch có sự tham gia cho các trường tiểu học tại Đăk Nông

August 13th, 2014 by Posted in Tuyển dụng/Recruitment | No Comments »

Chương trình quản trị giáo dục của Oxfam hướng tới việc tăng cường tiếng nói của những đối tượng chịu thiệt thòi (đặc biệt là phụ nữ, trẻ em gái và đồng bào dân tộc thiểu số), thúc đẩy việc thực hiện quyền của họ và tạo ảnh hưởng tới quá trình ra quyết định, chính sách liên quan đến cơ hội tiếp cận một nền giáo dục cơ bản có chất lượng.

Nhằm hỗ trợ thực hiện một trong các mục tiêu của dự án:”Tăng cường cam kết và năng cao năng lực của giáo viên, cán bộ quản lý giáo dục thực hiện trách nhiệm giải trình xã hội trong việc cung cấp dịch vụ công về giáo dục cho trẻ em” và nhân rộng hoạt động cho các trường tại Đăk Nông, đặc biệt là các trường tiểu học, Oxfam cùng BQLDA RVNA99, hợp phần Đăk Nông tuyển tư vấn cho hoạt động “Nhân rộng lập kế hoạch có sự tham gia cho các trường tiểu học tại Đăk Nông” Read the rest of the entry »