Horn and East Africa
Where We Work
Why the Horn and East Africa?
The Horn and East Africa has seen some progress in reducing poverty and increasing the welfare of its largely rural, agricultural-based population over the past decade, however it remains a region of low-income. Food insecurity, environmental degradation and gender inequality are major challenges for the region.
Cultural norms, traditions and practices continue to impede women’s equality – they have less access to land and resources, have fewer economic and educational opportunities, and face considerable risks of gender-based violence.
Oxfam partners work with local organizations to build their capacity to address systemic issues of poverty, inequality and land rights, and become champions of gender equality and women’s rights.
Oxfam's initiatives focus on:
- Supporting women's economic empowerment
- Boosting food security and livelihoods
- Providing education to women and girls
- Stopping violence against women
- Promoting leadership and active citizenship
- Agri-Service Ethiopia
- Basic Education Association in Ethiopia
- Community Initiative Support Organization
- Forum for African Women Educationalists – Ethiopia Chapter
- HUNDEE (Oromo Grassroots Development Initiative)
- Kembatta Women’s Self Help Center
- Organization for the Rehabilitation and Development of the Amhara
- Selam Environmental Development Association
- SOS SAHEL Ethiopia
- Pastoral Women’s Council
- Morogoro Paralegal Center (MPLC)
- WOMEN WAKE UP (WOWAP)
- Women and Poverty Alleviation (WOPATA)
- Tree of Hope