Oxfam Canada works in Southern Africa to improve infrastructure, health and education. Human Rights are of special concern, with Oxfam programs encouraging leadership and self sufficiency among women in the region.
Oxfam Canada is working with partners in Southern Africa to identify and confront the region’s emerging challenges.
Oxfam Canada is providing support and working with our partners to build organizational capacity to increase women’s participation and leadership to meet these challenges, especially to promote and defend their rights to live free from violence.
As a region prone to natural disasters, our humanitarian relief efforts are on-going, with support to small-farmer organizations and communities to improve their resiliency and food security.
HIV/AIDS and Gender are cross-cutting issues for all programmes in the region, in countries such as Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Oxfam Canada is leading initiatives for Gender Justice in collaboration with local partners and other Oxfams.
We also work with local communities to strengthen their ability to advocate for their rights in the face of increased human rights abuses and failure of many governments to live up to their commitments. Our partner organizations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia, are working hard to demand accountability and justice from their governments.