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About us

We are a global movement of people
working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty.

We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right help, people can change their lives for the better.

That’s why we are part of a global movement of people working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

Working with partners, allies, communities and our supporters, we are changing the world for the better at every level, at scale, here and now, and for the long term.

Oxfam takes a human rights-based approach to development, helping to both foster in people an ability to claim those rights, and establishing capacity for duty bearers to fulfil their obligations to their citizens. Our work ensures the representation of vulnerable people affected by marginalisation and injustice.

Students by their recently installed tap stand, which was installed by Oxfam at their school in Nepal. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam AUS

Our approach

How we work through our network of partners and allies to relieve and eliminate poverty on three fronts

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Our strategic framework

How we plan to achieve our vision of a just and sustainable world without poverty

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Countries where we work

We are one of 20 members of the global Oxfam confederation with a presence in 90 countries around the world

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Our impact

How we maximise the value of every dollar we spend to ensure we’re having a long-term impact

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Our history

For over 70 years, we’ve worked to change the world for the better to relieve and eliminate poverty

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