Oxfam America

For Strengthening Women's Participation In Social Accountability In The Extractive Sectors

This grant to Oxfam America will support research on gender biases in transparency and accountability mechanisms in the extractives sector in Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Oxfam America will use the research findings to build the capacity of civil society organizations through training and mentoring to incorporate women’s rights in the extractives industry accountability agendas. Ultimately, Oxfam America will develop a model for incorporating a gender lens into the extractives transparency and accountability work, which could be replicated for advocacy at different levels.
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for support to Oxfam West Africa's project enhancing women's participation in extractives governance  
This grant to Oxfam America aims to ensure that women and other marginalized groups are able to participate and have equal voice in decision making about how extractive industry revenues are reported, managed, and used. Working through the Oxfam West Africa Regional Platform, this grant will support efforts to identify barriers and pathways to gender equity in extractive industry governance, and build the capacity of women’s rights organizations and civil society groups to implement more gender-aware extractive industry governance.
for a project to defend and advance mandatory oil and mineral payment transparency  
Oxfam America provides legal, technical, and campaign leadership in the defense and implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the oil and mining payment disclosure law in the U.S. Following the recent voiding of the rules implementing this law, Oxfam America started a new initiative to ensure that the Securities and Exchange Commission implements rules in line with congressional intent and in harmony with similar rules in other jurisdictions, notably Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. This grant will enable Oxfam America to conduct relevant research and employ legal and regulatory interventions to defend and advocate for strong and harmonized rules.

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