Audrey Bronstein

Audrey Bronstein is Deputy International Programme Director at Oxfam GB.

Audrey BronsteinHer previous international development experience with Oxfam includes managing Oxfam’s programme in Chile and Paraguay in the 1980s and acting as Oxfam’s Communications Director in the early 1990s. She set up Oxfam’s first programme focusing on poverty in the UK, the UK Poverty Programme with a priority programme focus on gender equity and bringing learning from the Global South to UK anti-poverty and social justice work. In 2000, she received an MBE in 2000 for services to Oxfam.

 Audrey has played a leading role in developing the use of community media as a community development and community arts tool in the UK, Canada and the Philippines, building on her previous experience as a broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Action research with Latin American peasant women provided the basis for 'The Triple Struggle', one of the first publications to present the lives and voices of peasant women to the UK public. She is the co-editor of two special issues of the Community Development Journal, one focusing on Latin America and the other on Gender and the Politics of Everyday Life. She is involved with community organizations working on welfare rights, Fair Trade and community mental health issues.

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