Of the 5.9 million children who die each year, poor nutrition plays a role in at least half these deaths. That’s wrong. Hunger isn't about too many people and too little food. It's about power, and its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources and opportunities.Learn more
Nearly one out of every three of us lives in poverty.
But we see a future in which no one does.
The way we see it, poverty is solvable—
A problem rooted in injustice.
Eliminate injustice and you can eliminate poverty.
We’re not saying it will be quick or easy,
but it can be done.
We won't patch a problem and then disappear.
We won't stand by silently and watch others suffer.
Instead, we stand together against injustice.
We recognize our responsibility
to hold the powerful accountable.
We see people’s power to change their lives.
It disturbs us that in a world as rich as ours,
many of us go hungry or don’t have clean water.
Many of us can’t claim our human rights.
And together we aim to do what’s right.
Oxfam America. Right the wrong.
The rights of the world's poorest people are being violated by trade policies, lack of transparency, and limited access to financial services. That’s wrong. We believe earning a living, access to banking services, and other markers of economic health are more than evidence of well-being, they are rights.Learn more
Many poor countries face a “resource curse”: while natural resources can generate significant revenues, countries that depend on them often suffer from more corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations. That's wrong.Learn more
The carbon footprint of the world's one billion poorest people represents just 3 percent of the global total, yet as climate change advances, poor communities are hardest hit. That's wrong. We have a responsibility to avoid doing harm to others and to invest in helping them adapt.Learn more
Nelson Mandela once said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Whoever you are—student, mother, activist, policy maker, or public figure—you are critical to the global movement for change.Learn more