Media advisory - Oxfam to launch 'Public Services For All, Fight Poverty' campaign October 27 in Halifax

    HALIFAX, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Oxfam Canada will launch its 'Public Services -
For all - Fight Poverty' campaign on Saturday, October 27 at the University of
King's College Quadrangle (6350 Coburg Road).
    This colourful and interactive event is scheduled to take place from
12:30 - 1:15. Speakers and performers include:

    - Halifax Radical Cheerleaders
    - "Pail Walkers" - Oxfam members attempting to carry the same load of
      water around the King's Quad as millions of women and girls in poor
      countries do for an average of 6 km per day
    - Ann Cunningham, CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee
    - Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada Executive Director
    - Joyce Mwangi, Kenya, who works with women in rural communities

    Oxfam advocates a bold power shift in its approach to international
development by asserting the most effective way to end global poverty is to
ensure that women have not only the means to support themselves and their
families but the power to control those resources in their homes, communities
and countries.

    Oxfam and CUPE are working together in Canada and around the world to
ensure that everyone has access to basic human rights like clean water,
working toilets, classrooms with teachers and clinics with nurses to empower
their lives - especially women and girls.

    For more background about the 'For All' Campaign

For further information:

For further information: Patricia Kipping, Oxfam, (902) 425-7877 (o),; John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative, (902)
455-4180 (o)

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