The right to be heard

Working with 821 partners

We reached 1.8 million people

Through 470 projects

Garment factory workers march in the streets of Phnom Penh, raising their voices in a demonstration for better wages and improved working conditions, with backing several grassroots organizations, such as United Sisterhood. Kimlong Meng/Oxfam

Oxfam celebrates the courage and resourcefulness of our partners and allies, and the communities with whom we work, who often in the face of great adversity continue to fight so that citizens from all over the world can have a greater say in decision-making. Without civil and political rights, including the space to assemble, organize and push for the resources and opportunities that people need to thrive, it will never be possible to achieve the sustainable change that we want to see in the world. 

Oxfam ensures that the voices of citizens are heard and responded to by policymakers and those in power. Together with our partners and allies, we create the spaces in which dialogue can take place, transforming interactions and contributing to important changes in government policy that have potential to reduce inequality and achieve a substantial impact on poverty reduction. This year our Right to be Heard stories show how in vastly different contexts including Tanzania, the Dominican Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it is possible for citizens to come together, collectively assert their rights and make change happen.