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  • Oxfam dismisses 22 staff over sexual abuse

    LONDON: British aid agency Oxfam said it had dismissed 22 members of staff over allegations of sexual abuse in the past year, as campaigners called on governments to strengthen oversight of aid groups they fund...

    Media reports of inappropriate behaviour by Oxfam staff emerged amid heightened global attention around sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace in the wake of dozens of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey...

  • Oxfam forms task forces to prevent child marriages

    ISLAMABAD: In a spirited speech at a consultation meeting on child marriages, organised by Oxfam Novib and the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), MNA Marvi Memon offered Oxfam and its partners the use of over 47,000 Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) beneficiary committees for their project to end child marriages in Pakistan...

    YPF and Oxfam Novib also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for partnership in youth...

  • Richest 62 people own same as half world's population: Oxfam

    5 billion fell 41 per cent, Oxfam said in a report released ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland...

    “World leaders' concern about the escalating inequality crisis has so far not translated into concrete action - the world has become a much more unequal place and the trend is accelerating,” Oxfam International's executive director, Winnie Byanima, said in a statement accompanying the report...

  • World's eight richest as wealthy as half of humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

    Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top...

    Oxfam, which described the gap as “obscene”, said if the new data had been available before, it would have shown that in 2016 nine people owned the same as the 3...

  • Eight men own as much wealth as half humanity: Oxfam

    DAVOS: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top...

    Oxfam, which described the gap as “obscene”, said if the new data had been available before, it would have shown that in 2016 nine people owned the same as the 3...

  • Richest 1pc made 82pc of wealth created last year: Oxfam

    PARIS: The world’s richest one per cent raked in 82pc of the wealth last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said on Monday, as the world’s elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos...

    Oxfam used its findings to paint a picture of a global economy in which the wealthy few amass ever-greater fortunes while hundreds of millions of people are “struggling to survive on poverty pay”... ...

  • UK reviews Oxfam ties after Haiti scandal

    LONDON: The British government is reviewing its relationship with Oxfam amid a deepening sexual misconduct scandal involving some of the charity’s employees working in Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake...

    The UK’s Department for International Development sharply criticised the charity for its lack of transparency as questions swirled about how much detail Oxfam provided when it first reported the allegations...

  • Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

    Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following a prostitution scandal described as "a stain on Oxfam that will shame us for years" by the charity's global chief...

    The organisation said it would create a commission which will "operate at arms-length from Oxfam" and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in a bid to stamp out abuse...

  • Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

    The former Oxfam official at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released Monday by the British organisation said...

    The report also said three Oxfam employees physically threatened a witness in the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake there...

  • PM Abbasi launches 100/100/100 education programme for children in Islamabad

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday inaugurated the 100/100/100 education programme targeting 100 per cent enrolment, retention and graduation of children in schools in Islamabad and hoped that the initiative would also be emulated by the provinces...

    The 100/100/100 programme was first mentioned in the annual budget speech by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, who had said: "This is a national commitment that I make today to...

  • Islamabad — not a city for cheap food

    ISLAMABAD: While the residents of the federal capital enjoy greener environment, better road network and other facilities than many other parts of the country but they also pay around 30 to 40 percent more for food items than those living elsewhere...

    Over the last decade, the capital has become Pakistan’s most expensive city, forcing a number of people out of the capital into the rural areas and Rawalpindi...

  • Islamabad to get new sister city

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to declare Islamabad as the sister city of Minsk, the capital of and largest city of Belarus...

    During Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff’s visit to Belarus a few months ago, both the governments agreed that Islamabad and Minsk should be made sister cities...

  • On Islamabad's bike lanes, residents pedal towards a greener city

    Cyclists are taking to the streets of the Pakistani capital, after the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officially opened dedicated bike lanes for the first time, aiming to promote a greener environment and better public health...

    11 miles) of cycle track, costing around $20,000, will help reduce public reliance on fuel-guzzling vehicles that have degraded the sprawling city's air quality...

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