16-day Of Activism - Are You Ready To Do Your Bit?

Are you an 'activist'? Your answer to this question is most likely to be a 'No'. And if I were to ask you why not? You are likely to say that you are not cut out to be an 'activist' or that you think it is not a particularly useful thing to do. However, I would like to argue that first of all you...

Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls the SAARC Way: Combat Human Trafficking

South Asia is ranked as the fastest growing regions of the world. According to a World Bank report, the economic growth is forecast to gradually accelerate from 7.1 per cent in 2016 to 7.3 per cent in 2017i. In the backdrop of the regional economic prospect, it is pertinent to unveil the fact that...

Oxfam India’s journey from programme to campaign

Ranjana Das looks at the journey of Oxfam India from promotion of violence free lives through programmatic interventions, to developing a campaign on nurturing mutually respectful and equal relationships that are always free of physical, sexual and emotional violence. It was in 2008 when we...

Oxfam India launches Bano Nayi Soch campaign to end violence against women

Oxfam India today launched ‘Bano Nayi Soch’ campaign to end violence against women and girls in India.  The nation-wide campaign, started from Bihar, coincides with 25 years of the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. ‘Bano Nayi Soch’ campaign...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Unwritten rules of our social conduct

   Social norms are fundamental in allowing violence against women to flourish http://bit.ly/2gb3WeJ Today marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women. Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three...

10 Years of Domestic Violence Act: The Way Ahead

A case of India and MalawiViolence against women and girls (VAWG) has been defined as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty,...

Violence in women’s own backyard

The latest 2015 National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data shows that in over 95% of cases the rape victim or survivor knew the offender. From the total number of rape cases reported, 28.72% of perpetrators are neighbours and 34.76% are persons known to the victim. Between 2014 and 2015, though the...

Measurement of Domestic Violence in National Family Health Survey surveys and Some Evidence

Successive rounds of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) surveys create space for deeper understanding of various aspects of domestic violence and for evidence based policy recommendations. Researchers, policy makers, NGOs should make the best use of it for policy level interventions as well as...

Odisha Hosts Regional Consultation on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

SharelinesWe led a discussion on the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in Odisha. Read http://bit.ly/1VFWV3l The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act continues to face issues in implementation. Read more http://bit.ly/1VFWV3l We conducted a regional...

Helping others find a way to safety

SharelinesLeela stood up to her husband when he tried to kill her. Now, she helps others speak out against #VAW and seek help. Read http://bit.ly/21iZ7VxLeela has taken a stand against #VAW in her village and encourages other women to speak out. Read more http://bit.ly/21iZ7VxLike all the women of...

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