Oxfam in Uganda

Background With the fast spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many gender inequalities have already been intensified as existing discriminatory and harmful social norms continue or worsen in the face of change such as violence against women, which has intensified globally under lockdowns and...
About Oxfam Oxfam started working in Uganda in the 1960s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programs to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. Oxfam envisions Uganda free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society...
Oxfam Uganda, Oxfam Novib and Oxfam France investigated on the mega project led by the French energy giant TOTAL which will allow for the exploitation of 1.4 billion recoverable barrels of oil located on the shores of Lake Albert. This exclusive case study reveals the magnitude of Dutch investments...
Refugee from the DRC disembarks the UNHCR bus in Imvepi.
In May 2020, amidst the corona pandemic, Uganda reopened its borders for 3 days, to provide refuge to the asylum seekers fleeing the fresh fighting in DRC. They were temporarily settled in Zombo district, pending relocation to Imvepi refugee settlement. Between 6-8 August 2020, the Congolese Asylum...
Oxfam in Uganda convened women economic empowerment actors including Ministry of Gender, School of Women and Gender studies, the private sector, international NGOs, regional NGOs and national NGOs. The purpose of mapping of all WEE actors in Uganda is to enhance information sharing and learning.
Oxfam conducted a country wide survey to collate WEE data and best practices to provide a reference for learning, replication, and leveraging WEE in Uganda, and other parts of the world. This publication is one of the products showcasing the actors, their achievements, and the lessons our community...
What is this Call for Concept Notes about? Civil society partners can play a formative role in shaping education policy that will better serve a wide range of communities, especially of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations. They can also help build public support for the government’s...
As a lead up to Father’s Day which was celebrated globally last month, Oxfam in Uganda in collaboration with Oxfam International, Men Care Global, Promundo-US, and local partner, Uganda Women’s Network, launched the How I Care campaign to shift the way we think about care work. In our monthly...
Background Oxfam started its work in Uganda in the 1960's, mainly to reduce poverty and inequality, enable people's voices to be heard and respected, and to respond to emergencies to save human lives. We work with governments, communities, civil society, non -governmental organizations and private...
People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers. The...

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