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

31 Dec, 2018

Odisha

Fighting for a brighter future

Upendra Patra, 45, belongs to Kalahandi, Odisha. He has been fighting against rampant child marriage practice within the Gond community through the help of Oxfam's Creating Spaces project.&n...

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Gender Justice

31 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

A champion of change

Arpit, 26, is an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Arpit was exposed to violence and gender inequality from a young age, seeing the way that his father illtreated his mother. Arpit’s mo...

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Gender Justice

31 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Stronger Together

Sunita, Rekha, and Ramesha (L to R) are members of the Creating Spaces Women’s Group in Bucchabasti Village, Purkazi Block, Uttar Pradesh], where they learn about gender equality and women's rights. T...

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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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