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...

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,...

"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...

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,...

Change is Coming: Rani Bitti’s Story

Sharelines After years of abuse, Rani Bitti fought for her rights and believes change is coming. Read her story http://bit.ly/1Tg3c7V Rani Bitti’s inlaws threw her out, but she fought to get what was rightfully hers. Read her story http://bit.ly/1Tg3c7V Rani Bitti endured years of physical abuse...

Rachna’s Fight for Justice

SharelinesRachna was left helpless after her in-laws disowned her. Oxfam India helps women like her get justice. Read http://bit.ly/1Xi4237After being thrown out of her marital home, Rachna struggled to become independent. Read her story http://bit.ly/1Xi4237The complicated nature of Rachna’s...