Be The New Norm

India faced yet another gruesome gang-rape  a couple of weeks back in the state of Haryana, a state lauded by the government for its work on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign (Save the Girl Child, Teach the Girl Child). What is ironical is that this incident of rape comes within a few days of...

Mobilising Communities to End Violence Against Women in Bihar and Jharkhand

Oxfam India supported networks, in Jharkhand and Bihar, to mobilise communities to end violence against women and girls. In Jharkhand, it supported Jumav Manch to form Jagruk Samitis. In Bihar, the network led by RAHAT, formed Dastak Samitis to monitor and address issue of domestic violence. ...

Ending Violence against Women in tribal belt of Chhattisgarh and Odisha

Oxfam India is working with ISD in Odisha and KHOJ-Sajag in Chhattisgarh to run women support centres and provide counselling to victims of domestic violence. In Chhattisgarh, Oxfam India and LASS have formed Nyay Samitis to prevent and redress gender-based violence.   

Women enthused to rise up and speak up for rights

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  regressive practices, on March 14 at Civil Lines, Raipur to celebrate International Women’s Day. Kamla...

"People were not sure if I would survive..." Amala Devi from Bihar

Sharelines Amala Devi refused to work as #bonded #labour. Read her inspiring story http://bit.ly/1pImQgG Amala Devi resides in the village of Mohna, Bihar, with her husband and father. She used to work and live on a farm as a bonded labourer. She and her family were given only 3.5 kgs of grain as...

Free The Night

‘Pledge for Parity’ is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then a year later, in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender...

Woman, Open Your Eyes…

As dusk falls in Paimar Ghat village on the banks of Punpun River in Bihar, the deep-throated voice of Rooni Devi as she leads a group of women and youth in the chorus song “Ekrake kaise mitawa Sakhi, tanik khola najariya, dekha…” (Sister, open your eyes and look around at the exploitation faced by...

A Tense Calm: Mehjabi Khatun

Sharelines Mehjabi Khatun sought our partner Mahila Dastak’s help to counsel her abusive husband. Read more http://bit.ly/1QfkDlv Our partner Mahila Dastak has helped Mehjabi and her husband Bilal reconcile after their relationship turned abusive. Read more http://bit.ly/1QfkDlvMehjabi Khatun, 20,...

Hoping for a Second Chance: Punita Devi

Sharelines20 yr old Punita Devi has put her abusive marriage behind her after our partners helped her get justice. Read her story: http://bit.ly/210Fgu3Our partners in Bihar helped restore Punita Devi’s faith after she was physically abused by her husband. Read more: http://bit.ly/210Fgu3Her voice...

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