Oxfam America

For Strengthening Women's Participation In Social Accountability In The Extractive Sectors

This grant to Oxfam America will support research on gender biases in transparency and accountability mechanisms in the extractives sector in Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Oxfam America will use the research findings to build the capacity of civil society organizations through training and mentoring to incorporate women’s rights in the extractives industry accountability agendas. Ultimately, Oxfam America will develop a model for incorporating a gender lens into the extractives transparency and accountability work, which could be replicated for advocacy at different levels.
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for the Power and Money program  
Oxfam America’s Power and Money program promotes government and corporate transparency and creates opportunities for citizens to participate in decisions about how public revenues are generated, allocated, and spent. Oxfam advocates at the international level for stronger governance and transparency norms and works with local partners at national and subnational levels to promote effective implementation of those norms. During this grant period, Oxfam will intensify efforts to protect civic space and foster greater participation of women and minority groups in fiscal matters.
for strengthening women's participation in social accountability in the extractive sectors  
Oxfam America will continue to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to incorporate women’s rights in the accountability agendas related to extractive industries. It will also focus on demanding greater accountability for the budgeting and use of mining revenues and government investments in programs and services that are responsive to women’s needs. Oxfam will document the gender impact of extractive industries to inform advocacy agendas at the local, regional, and global level, ensuring women’s rights organizations participate in decision making about extractive industries transparency. Oxfam America will convene a global learning event to share lessons with key stakeholders, including other international organizations, in-country partners, and global norm-setting platforms.

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