Oxford Omnia is a transnational non-profit organization with a mission to support a community-based approach to advance human rights, international development, political equality, nonviolence, food security, environmental sustainability and international law through means of research, advocacy and on the ground projects which may include humanitarian intervention, anywhere in the world; Oxford Omnia operates and has projects in the UK, US, Italy and Vietnam.
The Fishermen’s Watch and Rescue (FWR) provides humanitarian assistance with search and rescue (SAR) operations to fishermen in the South China Sea by rescuing boats in distress for any reason (e.g., mechanical failures, hazardous weather, and piracy). We plan to deploy the first youth peace boat in the South China Sea that will provide first aid to fishermen, advocate for the respect of human dignity and catalyze global attention on the need to ensure better and wider fishermen’s rights (to work and live safely) in conformance with the international law of the sea (UNCLOS).
Matteo Bertero’s English Centre is the first non-profit English school to be opened in the Hai Duong area of Northern Vietnam. The school, for ages 14 to 19, will be located in Kinh Mon village, and will educate approximately 180 students for the first year.
Oxford Omnia is currently planning food security projects in the Philippines, Zambia, and the United States. High-protein alternatives such as cricket flour require as little as half the animal feed as compared to other low-cost meats (such as broiler chicken) and provide over twice the protein (compared to beef). Artisanal fishing is small in scale and generally uses more sustainable practices than does large commercial fishing. Yet, in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America, artisanal fishing is being driven out by aggressive and often illegal commercial practices. We support artisanal fishing rights in places like the Philippines, and are currently seeking partner organizations there and in other countries to protect artisanal fishing communities, methods, and historical fishing territories.
The Journal of Civil Society (Civil Society Review) provides independent research on the contribution of civil society to humanitarian assistance, food security, education, and international development.