Raipur students join the global movement for a world free from violence against women and girls

University students in Raipur today joined the global movement of ’16 days of activism’ to end violence against women and girls and took a pledge to create a society that values women and girls as much as it values men and boys.  ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ is a...

Gender and Development in Chhattisgarh: Some Policy Prescriptions

Despite rapid economic growth, Chhattisgarh has seen a sluggish decline in poverty leading to pockets of extreme deprivation. A fallout of this development paradigm, which ignored the needs and aspirations of the marginalised communities, has been the rise in violence against women. There is urgent...

MEETING TOILET TARGETS

It is impossible to keep Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan out of any discussion that even touches sanitation with a barge pole. And here we were discussing the very crux of the Abhiyaan - Toilets.This was a couple of months ago. I was visiting villages in Muzaffarpur and Samastipur in Bihar; two of the 24...

Chhattisgarh police & Oxfam India release posters on women rights

Oxfam India and Chhattisgarh Police in a collaborative effort have developed four sets of posters on rights of women and children, particularly when they become victims of crime in pictorial form and in easy language.These posters will be displayed in all the police stations and police posts across...

Oxfam India hold conference to improve on toolkit that help tribals in Chhattisgarh understand their land rights

Sharelines @OxfamIndia organises a conference in #Chhattisgarh to discuss improvements in FPIC toolkit. Know more. http://bit.ly/1KBHlyf Oxfam India organised a round-table discussion on “Free prior and Informed consent” (FPIC) in, Raipur on September 16, 2015. Over 36 participants, including...