The Right to Make a Living
Oxfam believes that everyone has the right to make a living and support their livelihood. Our work in this area seeks to help realize people's rights to sustainable livelihood, including closely related rights to a safe environment, housing, clean water and sufficient food.
What is Oxfam Canada doing?
- Directly and indirectly promoting the development and regulation of local and global markets to promote equitable and sustainable growth, gender equity and to reduce people's vulnerability to crises;
- Ensuring that women, in particular, and small producers, gain greater access and control over resources with which to pursue their livelihood, and that the unpaid caring, household and community work - done mainly by women - is recognised and invested in as a critical livelihood resource;
- Working to strengthen organizations and coalitions of producers, labourers, employees, trade unions and women's organizations to develop practical economic alternatives;
- Improving information flow and knowledge creation about successful strategies and experiences relating to the achievement of sustainable livelihoods around the world.