While natural resources can generate wealth, countries that depend on this wealth often suffer greater corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations. We believe people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
On Mother’s Day, Oxfam salutes the powerful women we've met. From community activists to mothers recovering from natural disasters to grandmothers caring for multiple generations, these women are models of resilience, determination, and ingenuity.
In their rush for land in Peru, investors and local officials are grabbing land from poor villagers and contributing to deforestation in the Amazon. Two communities are defending their land rights with the help of Oxfam's determined local partners.