5 shocking facts about inequality, according to Oxfam’s latest report


  • Oxfam’s Time To Care report looks at wealth inequality and how it’s partly driven by the burden placed on women to provide unpaid – and underpaid – care work.
  • The charity proposes six solutions to “close the gap between care workers and the wealthy elite”.

“Governments around the world can, and must, build a human economy that is feminist and benefits the 99%, not only the 1%.”

That’s the message from Oxfam, the aid and development charity, in its latest report on the state of global inequality, Time To Care.

It focuses on the impact that unpaid and underpaid care work has on the prospects and livelihoods of women and girls across the world – and how that’s driving growing inequality.

Oxfam lists six recommendations to “close the gap between care workers and the wealthy elite who have profited most from their labour”, from ending extreme wealth to challenging harmful norms and sexist beliefs. Tiếp tục đọc “5 shocking facts about inequality, according to Oxfam’s latest report”

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Vietnam placed 31st in global power ranking

By Nguyen Quy   January 23, 2020 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam placed 31st in global power ranking

Armored tanks are mobilized on the street to maintain security during the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, February 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

High scores in military strength has given Vietnam 31st place in a 2020 global power ranking of 73 economies.

In Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s level of global influence is second only to Singapore, which is placed 22nd, according to the latest power ranking released this month by multi-platform publisher U.S. News and World Report.

Among other Southeast Asian peers, Indonesia is ranked 40th, Myanmar 47th, Thailand 49th, the Philippines 51st, and Malaysia 58th.

The ranking assesses the influence of a nation based on five attributes including a country’s leadership, economic influence, political influence, international alliances and military power.

Vietnam scored an average 0.9 points on a scale of 10 in power ranking. The country scored highest in military power at 2.8 points, followed by economic influence (0.7) and political influence (0.6). “Strong international alliances” recorded 0.4 points and “a leader” 0.5 points.

Vietnam was ranked 32nd among 80 economies last year.

The U.S. was named the most powerful country in the world, followed by Russia and China. The rest of the top 10 were Germany, the U.K., France, Japan, Israel, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Global Firepower, a U.S.-based non-governmental military website that assesses the military power of countries around the world, last year ranked Vietnam’s military the 23rd most powerful in the world.

The country’s total available active military manpower, estimated at 482,000, puts it among the 10 largest standing armies in the world, according to Global Firepower.

The power ranking is part of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Countries Ranking. In the overall ranking, Vietnam slipped four places to 43rd, performing best in economic growth, heritage and business openness categories.