AUSTRALIAN CHARITY RESPONSE – OXFAM AUSTRALIA.
How does the work of Oxfam Australia satisfy a true definition of justice? Oxfam Australia was founded by Father Gerard Kennedy Tucker, who worked towards justice in post-war Asia, by developing campaigns to feed malnourished children. Soon after this, groups were formed in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to organise campaigns to help people that are struck by poverty, hunger and injustice in over 26 countries around the world.
Oxfam has many visions for their work. They aim to create a just world, in a wealthy world where poverty and injustice can be prevented. They are trying to increase the number of people who live in sustainable communities, have access to social services such as hospitals,schools and counselling, have an effective voice in political and social decisions, hold equal rights and responsibilities, and are safe from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. They work with other Australians to educate the disadvantaged people so they can build a life for themselves, something which they could not do alone and acquire an active voice in the community. They fight for equal rights and treatment and they ensure that the environment where they live is healthy and sustainable. Oxfam fund long term projects which provide support for the poverty-stricken people, so they can improve their lives in areas such as sanitation, education and health. Oxfam believe that a world full of poverty doesn't just necessarily mean that everyone is poor, they believe that it is also when powerful people make bad decisions which have negative effects on the whole community. Oxfam partners with the Australian people to protest for the right policies in those communities, they empower the poverty sticken people to exercise their own rights and responsibilities and they work with governments to change the living conditions of those communities. Another way in which Oxfam work towards a just world is by responding to...
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