Women Livelihood

Oxfam India works to address root causes of poverty and inequality. We see poverty as a problem where people are deprived of opportunities, choices, resources, knowledge and protection. Poverty is something more than mere lack of income, health and education. It is also people's frustration on being excluded from decision-making. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the guiding framework under which Oxfam India functions, we also derive our mandate from the Constitutional Rights promised to every citizen of the country.

Persistent poverty and inequality is not just a violation of basic human rights of the people but it also undermines economic growth of a nation by wasting talents and human resources. It leads to a skewed society where power and decision-making remains in the hands of a few, leading to greater conflicts and undermining social cohesion.

 

 

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Women Livelihood

28 Feb, 2022

Koraput, Odisha

Treadle Pump: A Low Cost Game Changer

Despite her financial struggles, 40-year-old farmer Sunduri Nayak has many dreams. Having received no formal education herself, she aspires to educate all her children.
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Women Livelihood

28 Feb, 2022

Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh

Organic Farming Brings Life Back On Track

“After my daughters got married, we started struggling financially. So much so that my elder son had to discontinue his studies and go to Delhi for work”, says Rajeshwari.
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Women Livelihood

05 Apr, 2022

Kalahandi, Odisha

Women Mushroom Farmers Cultivate An Empowered Future

Odisha’s Borbhata village is a model hamlet where women mushroom farmers paved the way for social development and individual progress. But things weren’t always this way.
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Women Livelihood

18 Apr, 2022

Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh

Resource Centres Augment Income Of Women Farmers

The women farmers of Samarsepur Village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri would often struggle with the high cost of agricultural inputs, especially with irrigation expenditures.
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Women Livelihood

06 May, 2022

Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

Ombeeri Devi : A Champion of Equal Wages

As we sit down for a chat, Ombeeri Devi wraps up the washing at the end of the courtyard. She walks up to us and asks “would you want some tea?”.
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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

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