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Oxfam India is a movement of people working together to stop the rising inequality in the country that keeps wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. We work to ensure equitable distribution of wealth and resources to all. By doing so, right now and with your support, we will save 90 million people from extreme poverty by 2020

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19 Mar, 2019


Nandini's mother helps fortify her daughter's future

9-year-old Nandini was born into a family of Musahars (a scheduled caste community that were traditionally rat-catchers) in Bihar. Read More

Gender Justice

19 Mar, 2019


United Voices against Alcoholism

This is the story of Kandhamal District, Gunjigaon, Odisha where Oxfam India's partner ISD is working with a women's group. Read More

Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Broken but not defeated

Julie,18, is a community mobilizer working with the Creating Spaces project. Read More

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  • Oxfam India

    15 hours ago

    #Repost (@get_repost) ・・・ We’re thrilled that the Election Commission of India (EC) has appointed Gauri Sawant,one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. It's the first time that a transgender person has been appointed as an election ambassador in India. Read her fascinating story to your kids. And remind them gender is fluid and not binary. Illustration for like a girl by @anjul_dandekar - - - #gender #transgender #community #lgbtq #loveislove #likeagirl #likeagirlthebook #gaurisawant #powerfulwomen #women #womenicons #genderisfluid #bookstagram #books #reading #rolemodels #adoption

  • Oxfam India

    20 hours ago

    Our thoughts are with the many Muslim #NewZealand families grieving the loss of their loved ones and to people of the Islamic faith – and all faiths – over the world who have been traumatized by this act of mass murder. #Christchurch . . Please go to the link in bio to read Oxfam’s statement.

  • Oxfam India

    18 Mar 2019

    “My #mother was very apprehensive about letting me play football. She was concerned that the neighbors will gossip about me when I’ll go out & play in uniform (tee shirt & shorts). No girl in my family has ever worn jeans, so shorts were out of question. Boys in the village used to bully us and pass comments like- they are just girls, they cannot learn football... but we persisted... even when itmeant long hours of practice in the sun after waking up at 5 am every day to make food for our families and attending school later." . . Our #MondayMotivation is this all girls football team from Parsa village, #Bihar who are breaking gender stereotypes & challenging years of #oppression with their determination & perseverance.

  • Oxfam India

    14 Mar 2019

    A new #billionaire was created every two days in the past year, while 10,000 people die daily because they are unable to afford healthcare. Urge the government to take action now; link in bio! #SmashInequality #Equality #Justice #Health

  • Oxfam India

    08 Mar 2019

    "I come from a conservative Punjabi family but my father always inculcated the spirit of individual decision making in me. In 1994, when I was wondering about long working hours in a job that I may get after my MBA, my father told me to not worry about coming home late at night at all. When I was getting married in 2000, he told me that even if you are at the 7th phera and feel you don't want to get married, just get up and leave without thinking what the society would say. I was never taught to 'adjust' in a family after marriage, rather I was taught to be true to myself. I feel this is the way we need to treat our daughters" -Rina Soni, Director, Public Engagement Oxfam India (IN) This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the indomitable spirit of all those women who lead by example. 📸 94.3 Radio One by Pune

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This year, Oxfam India through its various interventions reached directly to 7.68 lakh marginalised people from Dalit, Muslim, Tribal and other communities in 1447 village

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