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

03 Dec, 2018

India

Paving the way for change

Sonali Naik, 23, accesses support services through Oxfam's Creating Spaces project. Sonali married at 17 and unknowingly entered into a relationship filled with violence and abuse. Sonali’s husband an...

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Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Being a trailblazer

Vishaka Kashyap, 28, was 22 years old when she was married and went to go live in her husband’s village, Bucchabasti in Uttar Pradesh. She has a 4-year-old son. Unlike many of the women in her co...

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Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Odisha

Being the voice of her community

Shakuntala Harpal, 45, is a Dalit leader in Harichandrapur Village, India. Shakuntala has worked for many years to help the women and girls in her village exercise their basic rights. Shaktunala helps...

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Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Broken but not defeated

Julie,18, is a community mobilizer working with the Creating Spaces project. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and gender equality and works to get the girls in her village, Bhains...

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Gender Justice

03 Nov, 2018

Chhattisgarh

Scripting Her Own Fate

Gurbari Sidar is a 17 year old girl from Shankatpalli village of Dabhar
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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 changemaker fr ...
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