Violence Against Women continues to be one of the most prevalent and least recognised human rights violations in the world. In India, this occurs in many forms: domestic violence, sexual assault, public humiliation, abuse, trafficking and ‘honor’ killing. One in every two women in India experience violence in their daily life. Oxfam India under its Gender Justice theme has been addressing the issue of violence against women in 13 states of the country through various programs and campaigns.
- Active implementation of policies and laws meant to protect women from incidences of violence.
- Providing support to survivors of violence through various formal and informal linkages.
- Building local stewardships and capacities of community-based groups around issues of violence against women and legal rights of women.
- Community mobilisation for a fundamental shift away from the ideas, belief and practices of individuals and institutions that supports violence against women.
The program brings policy level changes through continuous engagement with Government through civil society, and improved access for survivors of domestic violence to support services and the formal justice system.
We Aim To:
- Advocate for proper implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA).
- Support Constitutional guarantees for women like 498(a), Dowry Prohibition Act, Through evidence-based research, dialogue and collaborate with the stakeholders and those accountable for addressing Violence Against Women.
- Promote 'We Can', a national level campaign to bring changes in attitudes of change-makers on key social, political and cultural discrimination issues.
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