By Oxfam Trailwalker

WHO'S BEHIND TRAILWALKER

Oxfam is marking its 63rd year in India this year (2013). Oxfam India, a fully independent Indian organization (with Indian staff and an Indian Board) is a member of a global confederation of 17 Oxfams. 

The Oxfams are rights-based organizations that fight poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local, national and global advocacy and policy-making. All of Oxfam’s work is framed by our commitment to five broad rights-based aims: the right to a sustainable livelihood, the right to basic social services, the right to life and security, the right to be heard and the right to equality: gender and diversity.

Oxfam India's vision is to create a more equal, just, and sustainable world. The overarching vision of Oxfam India is ‘Right to life with dignity for all’. Oxfam India will fulfill its vision by empowering the poor and marginalized to demand their rights, engaging the non poor to become active and supportive citizens, advocating for an effective and accountable state and making markets work for poor and marginalized people.

Oxfam India works in partnership with about 130 grassroots NGOs to address root causes of poverty and injustice in the four areas of

1) Economic Justice,

2) Essential Services,

3) Gender Justice and

4) Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Oxfam India’s program is focused in seven States – Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand – and four social groups – Dalits, tribals, Muslims and women.