We exist to overcome poverty by fighting the injustices and inequalities that fuel it.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. We believe in a kinder and radically better world where everyone has the power to thrive, not just survive. No one should live with the misery, suffering and indignity of poverty – and people have the power to end this injustice forever.
Together, we can make it happen. We help people fight poverty by acting fast to save lives in emergencies, helping find sustainable solutions to poverty, and doing all we can to influence the decisions of the powerful to root out the causes of poverty on a global scale. We’re working in partnership with communities in more than 60 countries around the world, including the UK, helping millions of people to change their lives every year. And we’ll never give up. From Manchester to Yemen, Glasgow to Ghana, we are a worldwide community that share the belief that poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome.
Silvia Galandini, Domestic Poverty Lead at Oxfam GB says:
"Every day, across the UK, carers help hold our society together - an invisible network of empathy and support for those who need it the most. Despite this huge contribution, unpaid care remains largely under-valued, taken for granted, unsupported and under-invested in. Too many people who care for others – and particularly women who are more likely to provide unpaid care - are exposed to significant financial hardship and poverty. Oxfam are committed to working with others to ask that care is better valued as a collective responsibility and a crucial social good that needs to be adequately invested in by governments, supported by employers, and more equally distributed within our communities. No one should live in poverty as a consequence of caring, or for any other reason.
"Carers Week provides an excellent opportunity to stand together in solidarity to recognise the vital contribution of carers and support joint calls for change, and Oxfam are delighted to be involved.”
For more information visit: www.oxfam.org.uk