Programme and storylines
Gender Based Violence
Oxfam's project, Protection of Women and Girls against Gender-Based Violence, focuses on prevention and offers support on issues of violence against women and sexual exploitation. The programme is designed to improve access to information mechanisms, strengthen the capacity of female leaders and increase the influence of women's organizations. The program ensures women and girls have access to reliable information, support and guidance related to violence and exploitation.
Through TIM TIM, we aim to improve recognition of women's rights. The storyline is designed to provide an understanding that emotional and physical abuses are immoral and illegal and warrant consequences. It is also meant to educate women on their rights to physical and moral integrity and raise awareness of local resources available to those who have encountered abuse.
Oxfam and its local partner run a project in the North-East, an area with the highest percentage of chronic malnutrition in the country (32.9% where the national average is 23.4%). The project contributes to the improvement of health and nutrition for pregnant and lactating women as well as children under 10. The programme reinforces the Department of Health's work in the North-East to better coordinate and manage nutrition programmes, including nutrition education and community-based health and nutritional management for women and children.
Through TIM TIM, we aim to promote community consumption of local, natural products with nutritional value. It also encourages mothers to take their children to see medical professionals rather than using risky practices to treat their children.
Haiti has been facing a cholera epidemic since 2010. In line with the Government's National Plan for the Elimination of Cholera, Oxfam's projects focuses on the critical needs, including coordination to increase local capacities, support to cholera treatment centres, improving epidemiological surveillance and access to quality water. Sensitization activities are also used to promote safe sanitation practices to reduce vulnerability.
The cholera storyline of TIM TIM draws attention to unsafe water consumption and inadequate food handling techniques and demonstrates the link between this and cholera. The intention is to provide an understanding of safe hygienic practices and encourage their implementation and to promote the importance of using appropriate sanitation facilities.
Disaster Risk Reduction
Haiti is vulnerable to hazards including cyclones, torrential rains and earthquakes. Significant efforts are required to strengthen national capacities to prepare for and recover from disasters, whilst reducing the exposure to hazardous risks. Increasingly, communities are at risk of flooding, landslides and mudslides due to deforestation and harmful logging practices. These natural disasters, coupled with poor infrastructure and inadequate capacity to enforce building regulations, pose great risks for many communities causing severe environmental degradation, and long-term effects for
health and housing.
This theme of TIM TIM intends to alert communities of the negative consequences of over-logging and ultimately mitigate the poor management of forest resources. The intention is to change consumption patterns and encourage sustainable practices such as replanting of trees. Equally as important is the promotion of following safe building standards and regulations, and raising awareness about laws related to territorial management.