Glastonbury stars donate festival outfits in stand against throwaway fashion

Kylie Minogue and The Cure’s Robert Smith are among the artists who donated clothing to Oxfam following Glastonbury festival. Kylie, who performed in front of thousands of people on the Pyramid stage, donated her sun visor, while Robert donated a Disintegration Era shirt, as worn in 1989 and again at Sydney Opera House earlier this year. Bastille, Billie Eilish, Frank Turner, Gabrielle Aplin, Johnny Marr, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner, The Lumineers, Pond, The Proclaimers, Sheryl Crow, Tame Impala and The Wombats also joined in by donating their festival outfits to…

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Oxfam’s approach to reputation management “exposed the charity to undue risk” echo CIPR

CIPR echoes the concerns raised by the Chair of the Charity Commission about the conduct of Oxfam in their handling of allegations against members of staff operating in Haiti. The Charity Commission report says that senior executives believed that encouraging and facilitating the resignation of the Country Director was the best way manage the reputational risk to the organisation and minimise the disruption to its humanitarian programmes, instead of making them subject to formal disciplinary procedures. The report states: “The actions and approach taken on handling exposed the charity to…

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Oxfam welcomes launch of women’s economic empowerment initiative

Oxfam cautiously welcomed the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative announced by President Trump and Ivanka Trump at the White House today. “It is very promising to see the first ever cross-agency initiative to put women at the center of US assistance, and we’re looking to see how it will be put in practice,” said Aria Grabowski, Senior Policy Advisor for Oxfam America. “We hope that this bold initiative goes beyond this media moment and that it will drive real change for women around the world.” Women’s economic empowerment certainly…

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Poor worse off as billionaire fortunes rise $2.5 billion a day

The 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent last year while billionaires’ fortunes rose 12 per cent – or $2.5 billion a day, an Oxfam report published reveals. Public Good or Private Wealth? describes how decades of progress in reducing global poverty has slowed and is being undermined by the growing gap between rich and poor. The report, published as political and business leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, finds that 26 people now…

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‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ unveiled at Westminster as families across the UK call on Government to reunite refugee families

Amnesty International has unveiled the ‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ at Westminster to celebrate family life in all its glory and show the Government that the UK wants refugees arriving on its shores to be able to reunite with their families. The album, containing photos of just under 1,000 families, was created using submissions from every corner of the country as well as celebrities including Kate Moss, Richard Branson, Riz Ahmed and Edith Bowman. The precious moments shared – a family barbeque, a childhood holiday, time spent together across the…

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