What we do

Oxfam envisions Uganda free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and are able to influence decisions that affect their lives.

Our one country program is hinged on three thematic goals which aim to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.

The realisation of these goals requires that we work in partnership and alliance with others from the local to global levels. Importantly it calls for giving power to the people to increase their voice in influencing the decisions that affect them.

When considering participants, targets and beneficiaries of our programmes, a conscious effort is placed on women and girls as their rights are consistently compromised. Our conviction is that promotion of women’s rights is key to addressing drivers of poverty and inequality. 

Uganda’s constitution, alongside a number of laws, articulates a commitment to attain gender equality. However, bridging the gap between policy and practice remains the challenge of our times, as evidenced by gender gaps in health and education, economic and property rights, and participation in...
Effective governance and accountability are essential in addressing poverty, improving the quality and coverage of essential services. However, at national level, we can observe shrinking political space and the commitment to poverty reduction is questioned. Poor people need to understand the...
Uganda as a country faces a number of socio-cultural, economic and political challenges, which perpetuate high levels of poverty and inequality. This limits participation of vulnerable groups, particularly women, youth and pastoralists in economic decisions that affect them. It limits their access...
In Uganda, the humanitarian context is characterized by conflicts (internal and external), food insecurity, natural disasters, and epidemic outbreaks. These are due to both internal and external factors. For instance, across the whole country, climate change is increasingly making weather patterns...