Five Stories That Are Proof That Women Are Breaking Stereotypes In Rural India #IWD2016

Five Stories That Are Proof That Women Are Breaking Stereotypes In Rural India #IWD2016

Sharelines

5 stories that show why #IWD2016 is more relevant than ever. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women by sharing http://bit.ly/1QzHt7G

Like and share these 5 inspiring stories—How women are leading and changing the landscape of rural India #InternationalWomensDay http://bit.ly/1QzHt7G

How Women in Chhattisgarh Came Together to Ban Alcohol In Their Village 

The men of Maliar village in Chhattisgarh would become violent with their women. Finally, the women decided they would take no more - women of 16 villages gathered to end the problem. They destroyed the bottles at home, and demanded that the liquor shops around them be shut.

Watch this inspiring story

 

How Survivors of Domestic Violence Ensured They Get Justice 

These women in Chitrakoot were subject to domestic abuse and violence. With the help of Oxfam India's partner Vanangana, they are on their way to getting justice and rebuilding their lives. 

Watch this story

 

How Shamsuna Fought To Gain Education

Shamsuna's community doesn't believe in educating girls. With the help of our partner Rahat, she rebelled against opposition and has continued to go to school. Watch her story here.

Watch this story

 

How These Inspiring Child-Brides Are Challenging The Tradition 

Jhilli and other girls in Kandhamal district in Odisha have come together and formed the Kishori Kalyan Samiti, which helps raise awareness about the ill-effects of child marriage. Find out how these girls are challenging this regressive social practice.

Watch this story

 

How This Tractor Lady Fought To Own The Right To Her Family Land 

Suresho is known in her village as the "Tractor Lady". Earning this moniker was a struggle in a society where, although women do as much as 70% of agricultural work, they are not recognized as farmers.

Watch this story

 

 

Help us spread the word, share this with your friends and family!

 


Gender Justice

We campaign to change patriarchal mindsets that influence violence against women  

Read More

Related Stories

Oxfam India's #COVID19 Response

09 Jun, 2022

New Delhi

Food Stall Supports Families

In New Delhi’s Anand Parbat is a roadside food stall that is collectively run by the Mahila Shakti Self-Help Group (SHG).

Read More

Oxfam India's #COVID19 Response

09 Jun, 2022

New Delhi

Cash For Livelihood

Salma and Zareena had struggled financially their entire lives. As if that was not enough – the lockdown worsened their situation and left them struggling to even get basic necessities like food.

Read More

Education

30 May, 2022

Uttar Pradesh & Jharkhand

1081 Out Of School Children Enrolled

As of 30 May, we enrolled 1081 out of school children in 7 districts in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Read More

Private Sector Engagement

30 May, 2022

Assam

UNNATEA: The Tea Workers App

Oxfam India has been working for tea plantation workers in Assam so that they can access their rights, attain improved living conditions and wages, and live a life of dignity.

Read More