Our response to Covid-19 (Updated 9 April 2020)

Our number one priority is the health and safety of Oak staff and our partners. In this letter from our President, you can find information about our current approach and how we will continue to support our partners during this global pandemic.

Our online 2019 annual report is now live!

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Creating secure and sustainable communities

Placing the welfare of people at the centre of development and protecting the environment are key aims of our programme in Brazil. By deepening democracy and encouraging inclusive public debates, our partners are working to develop new ways to prevent violence, mediate conflict and restore justice.

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Resilience in Colombia during Covid

Despite obstacles posed by the pandemic, Women’s Link Worldwide found a way for Afro-descendant women to talk about their experience during Columbia’s decade long armed conflict before the Truth Commission on Afro-Colombian Day.

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