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

25 Feb, 2016

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Gender Justice

14 Jul, 2016

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Women farmers are still fighting for recognition and right to land ownership

Joint ownership of land will empower women farmers, making them more independent and confident of their self-worth.  
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Gender Justice

03 Nov, 2018

Bihar

Small Steps towards Empowerment

Urmila got married when she was 16-years-old to her 18-year-old husband.  She completely dependent on her husband’s income who worked in a motor-cycle cleaning shop in their village...
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Gender Justice

03 Nov, 2018

Chhattisgarh

Breaking Boundaries at Home

“मैं महिलाओं और लड़कियों के जीवन में बदलाव लाने के प्रयास जारी रखूंगा” (I will continue to make efforts to bring changes in lives of women and girls), said Gulab, a young changemake...
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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

Oxfam Trailwalker, Bengaluru 2017
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