Oxfam is a global confederation of 19 affiliates operating independently of each other - all working towards the common goal of eliminating injustice and poverty.
Oxfam is marking its 67th year of working in India this year. In 1951, Oxfam Great Britain came to India during the Bihar famine and launched its first full-scale humanitarian response in a developing country. Since then, Oxfam has worked with grassroots organisations across the country. In 2008, all Oxfams working in the country came together to form Oxfam India, an autonomous Indian organisation with staff and Board members from within the country.
OXFAM INDIA - OUR MISSION
By 2020, Oxfam India will work towards reducing inequality and injustice in India by working with alliances of poor and marginalised people, especially women, so that they are able to realise their rights, influence decision making processes and transform power structures. In this journey, Oxfam India will also engage with the public to promote active citizenship, and with the private sector to encourage responsible business.
OXFAM INDIA - OUR GOALS
1. RIGHT TO BE HEARD
By 2020, more members of socially-excluded groups such as Dalits, tribals and Muslims, in particular women among them, will exercise their rights of citizenship and live a life of dignity, free from discrimination.
By 2020, the Indian private sector will adopt responsible and inclusive policies and practices to end inequality.
2. ADVANCING GENDER JUSTICE
By 2020, more poor and marginalised women will claim and advance their rights, and violence against women will be less prevalent.
3. SAVING LIVES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
By 2020, fewer women, men and children will die or suffer from injustice and deprivation from increasingly frequent natural disasters and conflict. At-risk communities will realise their rights to have clean water, food, sanitation and other fundamental needs. The communities will be free from violence during a crisis and take control of their own lives in dignity.
4. FAIR SHARING OF NATURAL RESOURCES
By 2020, marginalised communities in our focus states will have improved livelihoods through rights over natural resources specifically land, minerals and energy.
5. UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES
By 2020, inequality issues will take center stage in the development discourse in India, leading to increased public financing and people’s access to universal, free and quality health care and education.
OXFAM INDIA - OUR VALUES
Accountability: We take full responsibility for our actions and commit ourselves to the highest standards of integrity. We will also hold others- individuals as well as companies and governments- fully accountable for their actions.
Inclusiveness: We seek out partnership and embrace inclusive decision making. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty should feel they can be a catalyst for change.
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