Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia and the fourth most populated country in the world. Despite now being classified as a lower-middle income country, poverty, inequality and vulnerability are still real challenges in the country. Out of a population of 254 million, around 30 million people are living below the poverty line and the gap between the country’s richest and poorest people has increased.
Indonesia’s unique geography makes its population and their livelihoods vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels, natural disasters and volcanic eruptions.
Oxfam in Indonesia
We have a vision of an Indonesia where people live equitably and free from the injustice of poverty, enjoy their rights, and are resilient in times of disasters. Women and girls are at the heart of all our strategies to achieve this vision.
We have been working with local and national partners in Indonesia since 1957.
We are currently working in 8 provinces where we are support the Government of Indonesia, civil society, and local communities on the following main issues:
- Gender justice: We work to help women and girls participate equally in all economic, social, political and cultural aspects of their lives, to have leadership roles, access to resources and services and participate in decisions that affect their lives.
- Economic justice: We support marginalized small holder farmers, especially women, to adapt to climate change and improve their food security. We promote inclusive natural resource management and to promote private sector accountability which encourages respect for worker’s rights.
- Rights in crisis: We promote risk management as everybody’s business, to strengthen and mobilize the capacity of urban areas to respond to natural disasters. We promote the mainstreaming of gender in all response intervention conducted by national and sub-national governments.