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Oxfam Canada Projects Supported by Stamp Funds

April 2017


In 2014, we raised $18,000 which supported the two projects in Zimbabwe and Cuba that are described below. On the back is a list of all the projects totalling over $330,000 raised since the stamp programme began over 30 years ago. These particular projects were selected based on two criteria. First, they are meant to be broadly representative of the types of work Oxfam does in its main areas of interest. Second, we support worthy projects that have not had sufficient money earmarked specifically for them by other donors or allocated from general donation revenue.

In most cases, the stamp funds are only a small part of the total Oxfam Canada contribution, and many are funded by other organizations and governments as well. In this way the Oxfam Canada funds have a lot of leverage, being matched in some cases by two or more times as much money from other sources.

Asia (Regional): Ending Violence Against Women $26,000  (2016)

Violence against women and girls is rising rapidly across Asia. According to a 2013 study by the World Health Organization, nearly 38% of women in South and South-East Asia have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence.  In Bangladesh, more than half the women will experience physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of their partners during their lifetime. 

This takes a huge toll, and it is fracturing families and communities and stalling development across the region.  Despite considerable progress in many countries to establish policies and programs to end violence, implementation has been slow. This gap is largely the result of deeply entrenched cultural values, attitudes and practices that are rooted in gender stereotypes and perpetuate exploitation, discrimination and violence against women and girls. There is compelling evidence that the most effective counter-strategies will engage a broad range of social actors, as well as institutional and political leaders, with a view to reducing the social acceptance of violence.

This new flagship global program for Oxfam Canada, called “Creating Spaces”, aims to reduce violence against women and girls through coordinated prevention and response initiatives in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines. The total budget is $20M, including a $15M contribution from the Government of Canada and $5M from Oxfam.  In the next 5 years 2016-2021 we will work with 18 local partner organizations, including women’s rights organizations, in each of the six countries to prevent violence by changing local norms and laws, responding to violence by providing women and girl survivors with services and economic opportunities, and strengthening collective efforts and learning across the region. The program will directly reach 245,000 women and girls across the six countries, have three main components:

•    mobilize community leaders and young people to advance the rights of women and girls,  and to challenge and change local laws and norms that that help to perpetuate violence;   

•    empower women and girls affected by violence by providing access to support services and economic opportunities that allow them to thrive free of violence; and,

•    strengthen networks and build strategic alliances of civil society organizations across the regional working to end violence and advance the rights of women and girls.




Zimbabwe:  Reducing Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS  $9,000  (2015)

In the province of Bulawayo, Youth for Today and Tomorrow is a local partner organization working to reduce the vulnerability of girls and young women to HIVAIDS. This is a 4 year program, and between April & December 2015, they will use the stamp funds to provide mentoring, HIV and sexual health information, run awareness campaigns, and support access to HIV health services. This preventative program aims to overcome some of the discrimination and cultural traditions that put girls at risk. The stamp funds are matched 10:1 by donations from Oxfam partners in other countries.

Cuba
: Women's Empowerment Fund  $15,000  (2013)

Oxfam Canada supports select initiatives that are designed by partners to increase social awareness and capacity to end violence against women, particularly in rural areas of Cuba; and to promote women’s leadership and economic empowerment in local development processes.
  
The Women’s Empowerment Fund, supported by the Stamp Program in three rural municipalities in eastern Cuba, hopes to reach 600 women and 300 men directly and many more indirectly. The Fund will sponsor training, workshops, and other community events to raise awareness of violence against women; as well as a mediation centre in partnership with the National Union of Jurists.  We also intend to strengthen and monitor 17 economic initiatives led by rural women.


List of All Projects Supported by Stamp Funds to Date

ASIACreating Spaces – Reducing Violence Against Women$26,0002016
ZIMBABWE Reducing Vulnerablity to HIV/AIDS $9000 2015
CUBA Women's Empowerment Fund $9000 2015
ETHIOPIA Microcredit for Women
$15,000
2013
HORN OF AFRICA Community Awaremess
$5,000
2013
PHILIPPINES Typhoon Relief
$2,000
2013
NICARAGUA Helping Women Farmers Process and Market Farm Products
$10,000
2012
GUATEMALA Promoting Rights and Improving Living Conditions of the Maya Kaqchiquel
$10,000
2012
EAST AFRICA Famine Relief
$20,000
2011
ZIMBABWE Supporting Advocacy for Media Reforms
$15,000
2010
ETHIOPIA Supporting Secondary Education for Girls in Benishangul Gumuz
$20,000
2009
CUBA Gender Equality Pilot and Small Farmers
$20,000
2008
ETHIOPIA Asset Based Community Development in Oromia
$15,000
2007
GUATEMALA Women in the Maquila Industry
$10,000
2004
SOUTH AFRICA Masimanyane Womens’ Support Centre HIV/AIDS Training
$14,000
2003-4
EL SALVADOR Earthquake Relief
$10,000
2001
ZIMBABWE Womens' AIDS Awareness
$8,500
2000
NICARAGUA Hurricane Mitch Relief
$5,000
1999
ETHIOPIA Day Care Centres for Degua Tembien
$5,000
1999
PERU Farm Improvement in Surco
$10,000
1998-9
NAMIBIA Integrated Rural Development in Okavango
$10,000
1996
NICARAGUA Rural Women's Committee in Leon
$5,000
1996
ERITREA Zula Fisheries Community Development
$10,000
1995-6
CUBA Hurricane Reconstruction and Housing Renewal
$5,000
1995
PERU Rural Health and Community Development
$9,000
1993
NAMIBIA and MOZAMBIQUE Seeds and Water Development
$8,000
1993
MOZAMBIQUE Green Zone Agricultural Cooperatives
$6,000
1991
ST. VINCENT Adult Literacy Classes
$6,000
1991
EL SALVADOR Integrated Community Health Care
$6,000
1990
NAMIBIA Bushmen Community Development
$3,500
1990
CHILE Women's Health Program
$3,500
1989
NICARAGUA Hurricane Relief Fund
$3,000
1988
MOZAMBIQUE Assistance to Rural Cooperatives
$4,000
1988
BOLIVIA Rural Women's Health Project
$4,000
1987
NICARAGUA Fisheries Coop Assistance
$4,500
1987
ERITREA Hand Pumps for Clean Water
$4,000
1987
NICARAGUA Farmer's Technical Brigade
$7,900
1986
CHILE Rural Development for the Island of Chiloe
$5,000
1986
ZIMBABWE Mzingwane District Development Centre
$5,000
1986
DOMINICA Caye en Bouc Farmers' Co-operative $2500 1984
Cash on hand   
$22.000 
2016
Total Raised to Date   
$372,400
2016