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: 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...

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...

Oxfam India Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Lucknow

Oxfam India today released a policy brief on the state of gender development and women’s empowerment in Uttar Pradesh.   The brief examines the socio-economic progress in the state along with implementation of schemes for gender development & empowerment and recommends urgent actions...

Picture Abhi Baqi Hai, Behena

1.3 billion Indians have been touched by Bollywood at some point of their existence. The Hindi film industry is significantly connected to the way talent is discovered and promoted both formally and informally in the country. From weddings to devotional songs, films permeate every cultural facet of...

The pathways to gender equality are far from straight

The feminist trade-union of women wastepickers in India, has 8,000 members all of whom belong to the ‘lower’ Dalit caste. Established in the early 1990’s, the trade-union has brought about tremendous improvements in women’s public and private lives. However limited research exists on men’s (...

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