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.
14 Mar, 2016
16 Mar, 2016
Oxfam India along with Sajha Manch (a network of 22 Civil Society Organizations) and CASA organised a day long Convention on Women’s Rights and their fight against patriarchy, traditional...
14 Jul, 2016
Joint ownership of land will empower women farmers, making them more independent and confident of their self-worth.
16 Jul, 2016
“Does it really require to have women’s reservation in the Parliament? Don’t you think efficient men will lose their opportunity to make the necessary impact?”
28 Jul, 2016
Raipur, July 26: In order to create awareness among people about rights of women and children regarding crime related issues Oxfam India in association with Chhattisgarh Police developed ...
03 Nov, 2018
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 in Si...