Our vision: A fairer, safer and more sustainable world

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Oxfam has a vision: a world without poverty where people are valued and treated equally, on a planet that has the natural resources to sustain them.

We're mobilising the power of people to end poverty. This unique partnership between Oxfam, our supporters and the local organisations and communities we work with is lifting lives for good and creating a better future for us all.

Around the globe, we work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

Six goals to change our world

1. Help people claim their right to a better life

More women, young people and other poor and marginalised people will be able to exercise their civil and political rights, influence the decisions of people in power and hold them accountable for their actions.

2. Advancing gender justice

We will help more poor and marginalised women claim their rights, and work to significantly reduce the prevalence of violence against women.

3. Saving lives

People living in poverty are disproportionately affected by disasters and conflict. In times of crisis, we'll be there to save lives, providing clean water, food, sanitation and other basic needs.

4. Food for all

We're working to protect food supplies so that people always have enough to eat. More people who live in rural poverty will enjoy greater food security, income, prosperity and resilience through fairer global food systems.

5. Help people claim a fairer share of natural resources

Natural resources are vital for prosperity. We will help marginalised people become more prosperous and resilient, despite increasing competition for land, water, food and energy sources, and stresses caused by a changing climate.

6. Increase access to essential services

We're pushing for more and better-targeted money to go to basic development such as health and education, so that more women, men, girls and boys can participate fully in the economic, social and democratic life of their societies.

Oxfam New Zealand's Strategic Plan 2013-19 (PDF, 810kb)

What we do

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