We reiterate and reinforce our commitment to putting women's rights and gender justice at the centre of our work. Recognising we have a lot to learn and put right as an organisation, Oxfam will continue to build investment in advocacy, campaigns and programming focused on tackling the injustices women living in poverty face around the world. This includes addressing social norms that cause violence against women, campaigning to rectify systematic power imbalances that trap women into poverty, and partnering with feminist and women's rights organisations to address gender
injustice at all levels. It includes strengthening and focusing our development and humanitarian programs to deliver transformational change in the lives of women living in poverty.
Oxfam has committed that 15% of all program funding will be used specifically for gender justice programs. This is part of our strategic planning process and key performance indicators. Gender Justice work is one of Oxfam's top four fundraising priorities for 2019-20.
Oxfam's Gender Justice Platform is responsible for our thought-leadership, political influencing, effective programming, knowledge sharing and resource mobilisation on gender justice and women's rights issues. It has finalised a reference guide that explores key concepts and advises on reflective practice, including amplifying the scope and application of feminist thinking in all of Oxfam's work. It will be shared across Oxfam in May 2019. Two members of Oxfam's Gender Justice Platform will participate in Oxfam's Strategy Development Core Team. Oxfam's global Guide to Feminist Influencing will strengthen Oxfam's expertise of feminist principles in policy, advocacy and campaigns.
Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Team has increased its gender and protection capacity as well as its support for teams in applying feminist principles in their work, including priority partnerships with local women's rights organisations.
During the High Level Pledging Conference for Yemen in February 2019, Oxfam highlighted the impact of hunger on women and girls in calling for an end to the arms sales there. In Benin, Oxfam and the West African Network of Young Women Leaders (ROAJELF) organised a workshop to advance women's rights. Oxfam's "Enough" campaign engages communities to work to eliminate gender-based violence. Our 'Break the Silence' campaign in Thailand is challenging the social norms that justify domestic violence. In Sri Lanka, Oxfam's 'Not On My Bus' campaign is
urging public action to prevent sexual harassment on public transport. In a Valentine's Day, the "Enough" campaign used artists, influencers and Instagram to reach more than a million young people with feminist messages.
In America, Oxfam led a delegation at the 63rd Session of Commission on Status of Women in New York, urging it to put women's rights and gender equality, social protection and access to public services at the heart of policies and programs. In Uganda, Oxfam convened a debate and will continue its lobby for commitments made to women's rights there. In Canada, Oxfam has launched four new women's rights programs to promote women's leadership in Pakistan; advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa; to secure the rights of domestic
workers in Bangladesh; and advocate for women's economic empowerment in Guatemala. Oxfam Novib and its partners are addressing gender inequalities and power imbalances in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and will be running similar projects planned in Iraq, Syria, OPT, Lebanon and Jordan. From Quebec, Oxfam is investing in gender justice programs in the Middle East and North Africa, West Africa and Latin America for the next 5 years. From Denmark, Oxfam IBIS is funding in two multi-country programs to combat violence against women and girls. In Spain, Oxfam aligned with a national general
strike called by feminist movements on 8 March (International Women's Day).
Among many other initiatives around the world, In Burkina Faso, Oxfam is working with the Association of Women Lawyers to provide legal support to survivors of violence. In both Malawi and Chad, Oxfam is supporting women defending their right to land. Oxfam is running campaigns to end gender-based violence in Ghana, Liberia and Mali. In Uganda, Oxfam is supporting women MPs and also training Gender Focal Points in ministries there. In the Philippines, Oxfam is promoting the election of women leaders while in Tajikistan Oxfam is fundraising to support Safe City, a project to protect the
rights of women.