In pursuit of justice…

On June 19, a heinous crime shook the state of Jharkhand. In Kochang village of Khunti district, 5 girls/women[1] from an NGO were raped at gunpoint when they had gone to conduct an awareness meeting on human-trafficking. Angst and hopelessness are the current feelings, however, there is still hope...

Stories of Change: Strike back the silence

Dolly got married before she was 18 years of age. She hails from Purkazi Block of Muzzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Her marriage was celebrated with great grandeur along with a fat dowry, expensive household gifts to her in-laws.  The demands for gifts by the in-laws increased and when...

Ensuring Justice to Survivors of Domestic Violence by Enabling Access to Support Services in Odisha

Oxfam India, in collaboration with the Department of Police and local women’s rights organizations, has facilitated a total of seven support centres in different districts of Odisha. One of the centre is with ISWO. These centres provide counselling, legal advice, referral for shelter, medical...

2016-17 - An Economy that Works for Women

Last year, as we started to implement our new strategy for 2016-20 “Demanding Rights and Creating Opportunities”, we decided to focus even more on tackling some of the tough issues of inequalities, especially in the area of gender justice.  Progress in this important goal has been very uneven...

Oxfam India’s Recommendations for National Policy for Women

Oxfam India’s Recommendations for National Policy for Women 2016 (Draft)Oxfam India welcomes the National Policy for Women 2016 (Draft) and appreciates the Ministry’s commitment to achieving the national and international commitments as stated in the Policy, especially the Sustainable Development...

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...

Five Stories That Are Proof That Women Are Breaking Stereotypes In Rural India #IWD2016

Sharelines 5 stories that show why #IWD2016 is more relevant than ever. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women by sharing http://bit.ly/1QzHt7GLike and share these 5 inspiring stories—How women are leading and changing the landscape of rural India #InternationalWomensDay http://bit.ly/1QzHt7GHow...

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...

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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