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 development and implementation of an advocacy strategy on unpaid care and domestic work
Oxfam is a global organization working to create solutions to the social injustice of poverty and inequality. This grant to Oxfam America will support Oxfam’s implementation of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) program globally, regionally — and in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The WE-Care program is an initiative meant to transform how unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW) is valued, shared, and invested in. Oxfam will accompany civil society-led advocacy and facilitate participation in influencing spaces; raise awareness of UCDW with media and government officials; develop formative research to inform campaigns; advocate for greater investments in infrastructure and public services; and engage the private sector to change harmful gender stereotypes and norms. (Strategy: Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for a program to support citizen engagement in extractive industries and budget processes in Senegal
Oxfam America works closely with local civil society organizations to promote transparency of government revenues and spending and to increase public participation in decisions about how public resources are allocated and spent. In the last two years, Oxfam provided detailed information on the legal and fiduciary obligations of extractive companies to citizens in three regions of Senegal and facilitated citizen monitoring of company activities in those regions. This grant will enable Oxfam to consolidate the work in the three regions, expand to two more regions, and build the capacity of citizens in the target communities to participate in decisions about the allocation and use of extractive revenues.