Section 377 Scrapped: Supreme Court's Verdict Creates History

Megha Kashyap, Oxfam India's gender justice coordinator said, “Today is a historic day for India as we do away with the draconian Section 377. Personal freedom enshrined in the Indian Constitution is strengthened today with this landmark judgement. Now let’s ensure everyone gets equal access...

Crackdown on activists cannot become the order of the day

The nationwide crackdown on activists, advocates and human rights defenders is disturbing and threatens core human rights values, Amnesty International India and Oxfam India today said jointly in response to the massive crackdown on rights activists in the country by the Maharashtra state police....

Businesses Can Do Good and Do Well Even in India

Tea plays a very significant role in the daily lives of Indians. After China, India is the largest producer and consumer of tea and employs 3.5 million workers.  Even though more value for agricultural commodities, like tea, is added upstream, by the blenders, packagers, marketers,...

Tamil Nadu Government failed to protect the rights of communities, helped Sterlite undertake expansion without consent

Oxfam India is appalled by the use of brutal force against peaceful protestors in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which resulted in the death of at least 12 people and injured dozens more. Oxfam India demands that victims get justice and that senior management of the company are held accountable. The...

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...

Can India benefit from a human rights framework for business?

India is yet to put in place a human rights framework for businesses at homeOn 26 June 2014, the government made a commitment at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), when it voted in favour of a resolution to establish an open-ended inter-governmental working group to negotiate a...