सामाजिक मान्यताओं को चुनौती देता संगठन

 ‘‘भारतीय शास्त्रों में नारी को बहुत ऊंचा स्थान दिया गया है‘‘, ‘‘जहां नारी को पूजा जाता है, वहां सुख, शांति व समृद्धि का वास होता है‘‘, ‘‘वैदिक काल से ही महिलाएं को शक्ति का रूप माना जाता हैं‘‘, ‘‘भारतीय महिलाएं निरंतर तरक्की कर रही हैं,‘‘ ‘‘वे पुरूषों के साथ कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर चल रही है...

"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...

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...

Addressing Violence Against Women Among the Muslim Community in Odisha

Oxfam India is part of a global movement working to fight poverty, injustice and inequality; in India, it works in seven focus states1. Oxfam India works against social acceptance of Violence Against Women (VAW), which is one of the most pervasive and the least recognised human rights violations...

Violence as an Effective Mode of “Indian” Communication

SharelinesAre we legitimizing violence against women? Take a look social norms that impact #VAW: http://bit.ly/1MgpyxcMany Indian men still think it’s alright to hit a woman. It’s time to challenge these social norms: http://bit.ly/1Mgpyxc As a society that sanctions, legitimises, and even applauds...

Missing Girls: The Puzzling Domestic Violence Agenda

Recently, I was in Dhenkanal discussing about domestic violence with one of the vigilance groups supported by our partner organisation. We discussed about dowry and domestic violence and its legal implications. During the discussion, Indira Mohanty, a leader of the vigilance group said “If we want...