Oxfam was founded in 1942 to help alleviate
poverty. It now operates in more than 80 countries
. Its new guide recognises the
that English is the dominant language used by charity workers in
British colonies. Oxfam said: "This guide aims to support people who have to work and communicate in the English language as part of this colonial
." The guide focuses on
for the disabled, the LGBTQIA+
, migrants, refugees, and others. Suggested language changes include avoiding "colonial"
like "headquarters" and "mankind". It said the
word could be viewed as being
as "it is often misunderstood as only referring to men".