Voice

Paper author: 
Oxfam
Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Context

Voice aims to strengthen the capacity for influencing of civil society organisations and representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated people. In effort to Leave No One Behind, Voice wants to empower these groups to have their voices heard and respected, using innovative ideas in the field of influencing and capacity strengthening a Voice focus on the following target groups:

Within Voice we look at intersecting inequalities or overlapping vulnerabilities, resulting in people feeling doubly discriminated and excluded. Voice considers four dimensions of exclusion: social, spatial, economic and political. To reach the right groups we use innovative outreach methods. The voices of women and girls are prioritized as they are doubly affected by traditional gender stereotypes execerbating exclusion.

Approach

Voice provides resources to strengthen the voice and influencing capacity of discriminated and marginalized groups and their representatives. The Voice distinguishes three particular pathways:

Voice has two components

  • A grant facility to provide financial support to groups and organizations
  • A linking and learning program, nurting learning across groups and countries

Voice Impact Themes

Voice has defined the following specific priorities:

  • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment
  • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular

Partners

Oxfam is proud to support the voices of the following groups: