Palu, Indonesia: Arif washes his face with clean water pumped from an Oxfam Skyhydrant water filter. Credit: Keith Parsons/Oxfam

Around 27.7 million Indonesians are living below the poverty line, and the gap between the country’s richest and poorest people has increased.

With a population of 261 million, Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia, and the fourth most populated country in the world. Despite being classified as an emerging middle-income country, poverty, inequality and vulnerability remain in the country. Indonesia’s unique geography makes its population, and their livelihoods, vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, rising sea levels and natural hazards brought about by climate change.

Oxfam in Indonesia

We focus on empowering women to realize their rights. We influence people in power to reduce inequality and poverty. We help build resilience to disasters.

Oxfam has been working with local and national partners in Indonesia since 1957. We are currently working in six provinces, where we support the Government of Indonesia, civil society, and local communities.

Gender Justice

We empower women and girls in Indonesia for them to be able to participate in all economic, social, political and cultural aspects of their lives. We do this by ensuring that women have access to resources and services needed for them to take on leadership roles, and participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Economic Justice

We support marginalized smallholder farmers, especially women, to improve their food security and adapt to the effects of climate change. We promote inclusive natural resource management and private sector accountability, to encourage respect for worker’s rights.

Rights in crisis

We strengthen and mobilize the capacity of urban communities in Indonesia to respond to natural disasters. We promote gender mainstreaming in all response interventions conducted by national and sub-national governments.