Oxfam in Pakistan
Oxfam’s Work in Pakistan
Through increased economic opportunities and better access to quality education, Oxfam and partners are helping women in Pakistan become a voice for change in their communities.
Oxfam helps communities strengthen their resiliency to natural disasters, and to address poverty, inequality and violence against women.
- How Rubina Liaqat Became a Change Maker
- Pakistan: The Road to Recovery
- A Chance for Change: Women in Kashmir
We focus on ensuring poor women have access to land and economic opportunity; ending violence against women; ensuring all girls have the right to a quality education; increasing resilience to disasters and climate change; and improving access to effective humanitarian assistance during emergencies.
Female literacy is the key driver of change for women’s rights. Oxfam is working to ensure equitable access to quality education for girls, particularly for those living in rural poverty where incidences of violence are also high.
We push both for fair conditions for small producers and fair prices for consumers, especially poor women, so that poor women and men have ownership or land and water resources. Our aim is that they can grow or buy enough food to eat - now and in the future.
Ending violence against women
Studies show that 80% of women in Pakistan are victims of domestic violence and one in every three women are subjected to some form of violence. Oxfam’s work focuses on national level advocacy, which includes amendments and repeals of discriminatory laws and policies denying women their fundamental rights.
Disaster risk reduction and climate change
Through our work in disaster-prone areas of the country, and advocacy with different stakeholders, we try to ensure that climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction become national and local priorities.
Humanitarian preparedness and response
Oxfam is committed to strengthening in-country humanitarian capacity to respond to disasters and supporting people to rebuild their lives and livelihoods after emergencies.