Americas

Oxfam Canada focuses on women's rights and gender equality and supports partners in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Oxfam Canada's program in the Americas focuses on women's rights and gender equality. Oxfam Canada has invested over $4 million in Central America supporting more than 40 partners in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Where We Work

Oxfam Canada currently runs programs in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Oxfam Central America map

Why the Americas?

Central American countries are among those with the most unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The whole region continues to be environmentally vulnerable, in spite of repeated experiences that show the devastating impact that the lack of prevention and mitigation has on the poorest people. Women are still seen as second class citizens, whose contributions to development are overlooked and whose specific rights are not recognized.

Our Approach

The goal of Oxfam Canada's programs in Central America is to contribute to the capacity of women's organizations and other civil society organizations to defend and promote women's rights, priorities and interests and advance gender equality.

The program is implemented through four components:

  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Labour rights
  • Leadership and participation
  • Gender-based violence

Our Partners

Oxfam has worked with over 40 partners in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. We support organizations which are developing leadership, working for social economic equality and which are supporting women.

Click here to see a full list of our partners in the Americas

 

GuatemalaCubaEl SalvadorNicaragua