‘Village Rockstars’ bags Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award 2017 at MAMI

 In its second year, the Village Rockstars wins the Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award at the JIO MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star. The winner was announced at the closing ceremony this night. Village Rockstars is an Assamese language film directed by Rima Das...

Cinema Beyond Stereotypes, this year's theme for Oxfam Best Film On Gender Equality Award 2018 at Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star

 Nine films have been shortlisted for this year’s Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award 2018 at Jio MAMI  20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star.  The films in the reckoning for this year's Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award are powerful dramas, in various Indian languages...

Stories of Change: Breaking Boundaries at Home

“मैं महिलाओं और लड़कियों के जीवन में बदलाव लाने के प्रयास जारी रखूंगा” (I will continue to make efforts to bring changes in lives of women and girls), said Gulab, a young changemaker from Chhattisgarh, who has joined the youth club...

Why I joined the fight for Gender Equality!

As an Engineering graduate making a shift in the development sector, the new found exposure has been a life-changing one for me to the extent even making me regret over not making this shift early in my life. Initially, my awareness about the social development sector was quite elementary-‘Group of...

Oxfam India art patron for feminist children’s book ‘Like A Girl’ – Stories of 56 Indian women trailblazers

Art Patron Oxfam India, author Aparna Jain and publisher Context: Amazon Westland released ‘Like A Girl’-- feminist children’s book of the year. ‘Like A Girl’crushesgender stereotypes by celebrating real-life stories of fifty-six powerful, inspiring and tough women of India.  ‘Like A Girl’ is...

Transition from MDGs to SDGs: Addressing Gender Inequality through ensuring Fiscal Justice for Women

Along with the global community, with some unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), India has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisioning a holistic development by 2030. Among others goals, removing all forms of gender inequalities is one of the important goals...

Stories of Change: Fighting against all odds

Gitanjali, president of the adolescent girls’ group of Paji Bahal Village in Odisha dreamt of becoming a nurse one day. After losing her father at the age of 18 years, family's responsibility resided on her shoulders. She started providing private tuitions to the small children in her village to...

Stories of Change: Rise. Resist. Rebel

“My name is Shivaratri which stands for light that emanates after a long period of darkness... Hence, I want to be a light for others and try and eradicate darkness from every woman’s life,” she said to one of our team members who had gone to meet her. Shivaratri Patri, a Gond tribal woman from 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...

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