Who we are

Oxfam is an International confederation of 20 affiliates working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries around the globe. We work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes and we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

We understand that many causes of poverty are linked, and we use many tactics to fight poverty and inequality. From local communities to the global stage, we call for fairness and justice.

We have six goals that support our shared vision of a just world without poverty:

  1. The right to be heard
  2. Advancing gender justice
  3.  Saving lives—now and in the future
  4.  Sustainable food
  5. Fair sharing of natural resources
  6. Financing for development and universal essential services

Oxfam in Uganda

Oxfam in Uganda started work in the 1960s delivering development and humanitarian support as part of the Oxfam confederation, a global movement of people fighting to end inequality and injustice. We tackle the inequalities that make and keep people poor. We save and protect people’s lives in times of crisis. We work with people to build their resilience and rebuild their livelihoods. We enable vulnerable people’s voices to be heard and campaign for genuine, durable change.

Our Strategic priorities

Oxfam’s global strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a world-wide influencing network in order to unite the power of local organizations, who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are best-positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the injustice of poverty.

In line with this, Oxfam in Uganda is bringing together the joint skillsets of its staff and partners (humanitarian, long-term development, and advocacy) in order to achieve change at the national level. We do this by building networks, platforms and coalitions with like-minded civil society actors who campaign with us and lobby duty-bearers to bring about change. Oxfam in Uganda also supports and engages in Oxfam’s global campaigns, guaranteeing that Uganda is present on the world’s most pressing issues. We are committed to supporting thought leadership through. 

In Uganda, Oxfam:

Builds active citizenship around tax and budget allocations, extractive industries and women’s leadership.

Addresses land and seed rights for women and pastoralists. We work with the private sector on issues like climate change, youth employment, and unpaid care work for women.

Strengthens local humanitarian capacity as well as respond directly to humanitarian crises.

All our work has a deliberate focus on the protection and promotion of women's rights, and we campaign to end all violence against women and girls.