Oxfam is so effective because it's comprised of people and organisations working together for change.
We are one of 17 Oxfams working together in 94 countries, supported by people at home standing side-by-side with communities abroad.
We are an independent, secular and not-for-profit organisation that has been supported by people in Ireland to make a difference overseas for over 50 years.
Our offices are in Belfast, Dublin and Tanzania. Whether it’s supporting our shop on the main street or adding your voice to our campaigns for change, you’re the local link in a global network of people building a brighter future now.
OUR VISION IS A JUST WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY
We work directly with communities and local partners to support people to make their way out of poverty and exercise their social, economic, political and civil rights.
We combine emergency response, long-term projects and campaigning to tackle the root causes of poverty. We seek to influence those in power to ensure that people affected by poverty and injustice can improve their lives and have a say in decisions that impact on them.
All our work is framed by Oxfam’s commitment to five broad rights-based aims:
- the right to a sustainable livelihood
- the right to basic social services
- the right to life and security
- the right to be heard
- the right to an identity
WE’RE BETTER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER
Working in partnership with others is at the heart of what we do. From local partners on the ground to international campaigning organisations, we know that we’re better when we work together.
We believe that the best people to lift a community out of poverty are community members themselves, which is why we help local non-governmental and civil society-based organisations reach their potential by providing funding and other support to build their capacity to deliver effective poverty-tackling projects themselves.
We also work with a range of other domestic and international campaigning organisations to try to change the policies and practices of key institutions, including governments, corporations and multilateral agencies that have power and influence over the systems and structures that keep people in poverty.
We collaborate with corporate partners who share our values and wish to use their expertise and experience to help us make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by poverty.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO JIM CLARKEN
The child who wants to go to school, the mother who needs healthcare for her baby, the farmer who sees drought wipe out his crops and livestock, the women whose voices need to be heard in the decision-making process, the young people whose lives could be transformed with business training, the family who have lost everything in a natural disaster.
At Oxfam Ireland, we work with people affected by poverty and injustice, supporting their empowerment to exercise their human rights and take control of their lives.
From our volunteers in Dublin and shops in Down to our programme team in Dar Es Salaam and our partners all over the world, we work together to achieve our vision of a just world without poverty.
We respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world – wherever they happen. We help people to help themselves and build a brighter future through our long-term projects. We campaign nationally and internationally on issues ranging from the arms trade to women’s rights.
But we couldn’t do this work without the support of one vital partner – you. Irrespective of the difficult circumstances many face at home, our supporters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland appreciate the struggle to survive faced by millions overseas.
With growing public support despite the challenging times, we continue to grow as a strong, proactive, responsible and effective development agency. We are a consistently reliable and trusted vocal campaigner and commentator on development issues. And, most importantly, we are increasing the impact of our work overseas, thanks to our loyal and committed supporters, who continue to support our life-saving efforts, our crucial campaigning work and the empowerment of communities to create a positive future in the long-term.
Whatever the amount, we ensure that every donation is used to make the maximum impact on the lives of people affected by poverty and injustice.
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