Gender Justice

We campaign to change patriarchal mindsets that influence violence against women

 

One out of three women between 15 and 49 years has experienced physical violence. One in 10 is a survivor of sexual violence.

Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights and one of the most persistent forms of gender inequality and discrimination.

 

Oxfam India’s work on gender equality aims to enable more poor and marginalised women to claim and advance their rights, and to make violence against women socially unacceptable and less prevalent. In particular, we work with our partners to end domestic violence by building greater political will to better implement the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005; directly support women who face violence; and campaign to change patriarchal attitudes that influence violence against women.

 

We also campaign to secure 50% representation of women in public institutions so that women have an equal say in decisions that affect their lives.

 

Stories of Change

Stories that inspire us.
Gender Justice

12 Feb, 2016

New Delhi

TERI and the Crisis of Ethical Governance

The recent elevation of the Nobel peace prize winning controversial environmental scientist, R. K. Pachauri, to the role of Executive Vice Chairman by the TERI Governing Council has made a mockery of ...

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Gender Justice

25 Feb, 2016

Uttar Pradesh

Helping others find a way to safety

Sharelines Leela stood up to her husband when he tried to kill her. Now, she helps others speak out against #VAW and seek help. Read http://bit.ly/21iZ7Vx Leela has taken a stand against #VAW in...

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Gender Justice

29 Feb, 2016

Uttar Pradesh

A Misplaced Sense of Honour: Meena & Deepak’s Struggle Against Their Family

Sharelines Meena’s family disapproved of her marriage to Deepak, but the couple fought back. Read their story of courage here http://bit.ly/1RzjpSC Meena’s family threatened to kill her for marr...

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Gender Justice

01 Mar, 2016

Odisha

Odisha Hosts Regional Consultation on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

Sharelines We led a discussion on the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in Odisha. Read http://bit.ly/1VFWV3l The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence A...

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Gender Justice

02 Mar, 2016

Bihar

A Tense Calm: Mehjabi Khatun

Sharelines Mehjabi Khatun sought our partner Mahila Dastak’s help to counsel her abusive husband. Read more http://bit.ly/1QfkDlv Our partner Mahila Dastak has helped Mehjabi and her husband B...

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Gender Justice

08 Mar, 2016

New Delhi

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 w...

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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

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