What Does Oxfam Australia Do? Oxfam Australia advocates for long-term inclusive development projects, responding to emergencies, and campaigning to improve the lives of people living with poverty around the world.

What is the role of Oxfam? Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together, we save, protect and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves, and for others.

Does Oxfam work in Australia? OUR WORK IN AUSTRALIA Decades of racism and dispossession are reflected in the disproportionate levels of poverty, unemployment, chronic illness, disability, lower life expectancy and incarceration. Oxfam Australia works with and alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to challenge these injustices.

Is Oxfam ethical? Oxfam GB is a founder member of Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), with active Board and NGO caucus representation. The ETI is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe.

Why should I volunteer at Oxfam?

Your time and skills are valuable to us Around the world, Oxfam is supported by many thousands of volunteers who are a core part of our team. … You will make new friends and learn skills, while helping us to end the injustice of poverty.

What projects do Oxfam do?

Oxfam and local partners are on the ground working in some of the worst affected areas, providing humanitarian assistance to over three million of the most vulnerable people with access to safe, clean water and providing cash assistance and food vouchers to the most vulnerable.

Is Oxfam a good charity?

Oxfam has also achieved the highest Platinum level transparency and accountability status with GuideStar, a philanthropic research organization that provides unbiased non-profit information for donors. These rankings place Oxfam among an elite group of charitable organizations nationally.

Does Oxfam waste money?

For every $1 we spend: 73 cents is used to directly support our development and humanitarian programs around the world. 19 cents is invested to generate future income. 8 cents is spent on essential administration.

How much does Oxfam make per year?

from in 2018/19 Oxfam GB’s total gross income in 2018/19 was £434.1 million – an increase of £6.9 million (1.6%) on the previous year, principally due to this being an exceptional year for legacy income.

How is Oxfam sustainable?

Oxfam promotes the circular economy and sustainable fashion by extending the life of used clothing through reuse, re-sale or recycling, helping to close the loop on clothing waste and raise funds to end poverty.

Is Oxfam International Religious?

We are an independent development organisation and carry out our work free from party-political or religious agendas. We have no membership or affiliation to any political party or religion.

Is Foodbank Australia a good charity?

Our most recent re-certification in February 2019 confirmed that Foodbank Australia is exceeding the requirements of membership and ‘exceeding global best practice’ in many ways. Foodbank is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Does Oxfam do work experience?

Sparing a few hours of your time to volunteer with Oxfam can be a brilliant way to make a difference and gain valuable work experience.

How do Oxfam achieve their aims and objectives?

Oxfam works to enable people to become fully integrated and respected members of their society and economy. We do this by working with communities, lobbying for change by national governments, or campaigning globally to change the way the policies of rich countries create or perpetuate the injustice of poverty.

Can a 14 year old volunteer in a charity shop?

We accept volunteers from the age of 14 but all under 18 year olds must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

How does Oxfam make money?

Income & Expenditure – the ins and outs Over 80% of our funding came from Institutional and Public fundraising.

What does Oxfam do for poverty?

Oxfam Australia works with hundreds of program partners: small and large organisations working locally to deliver programs that help to save lives and tackle poverty and injustice in practical and innovative ways. We also work with our partners and allies to deliver programs at the national and international level.

How much does Oxfam actually donate?

On average for every £1 Oxfam spends, 83p goes on our emergency, development and campaigning work, 10p is spent on support and running costs and 7p is invested to generate future income.

Why is Oxfam so successful?

In 2019/20, Oxfam developed a new strategy to maximise its impact on poverty and inequality, focusing its work on issues and locations where it can make the biggest difference and increasing support for local partners as part of a deliberate shift of resources and decision-making power.

Who runs Oxfam?

Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah, CEO I was born in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and was initially raised in a rural community without electricity or running water. My family was displaced by the onset of a brutal civil war and I spent time in Papua New Guinea and Australia, where I went to school and university.

Who are Oxfam’s partners?

In summary, our partners include: These are the local NGOs, producer groups, co-operatives and small businesses who understand the issues that keep local communities trapped in poverty. Throughout, our aim is to build local skills and experience, so communities can be in control of their own lives.

How many people did Oxfam help in 2021?

Last year, Oxfam supported 13.1 million people to fight poverty.