Oxfam in West Africa

Across the vast Sahel and down through the lush rainforests of Ghana, there is a growing sense of possibility.

Recent changes have created space for greater civil participation, and the people of West Africa are stepping forward to seize this opportunity and create change.

West Africa has made enormous strides toward democracy in recent years. Amid enduring poverty, vibrant networks of farmers, young people, and human rights activists—men and women alike—have emerged, uniting and mobilizing to confront injustice. With funding, training, and advocacy support from Oxfam, these energetic groups are seeking to improve their lives, to participate in decisions that affect them, to speak out, and to break away from the fate of poverty.

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