Oxfam International

  • A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer


Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. We help people build better futures for themselves. Oxfam provides grants and technical support to local organizations around the world. Together with these partners, we support long-term solutions that help poor communities grow nutritious food, access land and clean water, and obtain decent work and fair wages. We hold the powerful accountable. Local to global, Oxfam uses advocacy to tackle the systems, policies, and practices that keep people trapped in poverty. We take on inequality, climate justice, gender justice, and inequities in the food chain, and we advocate for the basic human rights and dignity of survivors of conflicts and disasters. We challenge governments, multinational companies, international organizations, and other actors to use their vast power and influence to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people. We save lives in disasters. Oxfam works with local people to lead humanitarian responses that provide immediate relief during conflicts and disasters, and to build resilience against future threats.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Research - other
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Climate change
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Food/water security
  • HIV and STIs
  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Oxfam International

Headquarters location(s)

  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Cambodia
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Peru
  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • United States of America

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

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