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View of the entrance of the Oxfam offices in the commune of Petion Ville, in Port-au-Prince, last week. The British charity has come under sharp criticism for its handling of misconduct allegations against staff members accused of using prostitutes in Haiti following a devastating 2010 earthquake. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Penny Lawrence at Oxfam House in Oxford, in 2016. Lawrence, who was the U.K. charity's deputy chief executive, stepped down Monday amid a growing scandal over aid workers who paid for sex in Haiti and Chad. Charlotte Ball / Oxfam/Charlotte Ball / Oxfam hide caption

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The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, host to the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum taking place this week. Donald Trump will be among the attendees. David Keyton/AP hide caption

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Poultry workers at major U.S. meat-processing plants are highly susceptible to repetitive-motion injuries, denied bathroom breaks and are most often immigrants and refugees. Earl Dotter/Oxfam hide caption

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Duncan Green, author of "How Change Happens." He says of activism: "There has to be a little part of you that acknowledges doubt, ambiguity and uncertainty. You have to have room to change direction." Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A 2014 photo shows shanty houses on a river bank in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Indonesian President Joko Widodo once pledged to close a fast-growing wealth gap. Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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