Stories of Change: Scripting Her Own Fate

Gurbari Sidar is a 17 year old girl from Shankatpalli village of Dabhara Block in Chhattisgarh. Just like the other girls in her village, who were married off early, Gurbari’s marriage too was planned by her parents. Her elder sister was also married off soon after she completed her Class 10. But...

Oxfam India launches emergency response in flood affected states of North-East region

Following a rapid assessment in the four flood and landslide affected states of North East—Oxfam India has launched its emergency response in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. Oxfam India will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram. According to government sources, over 0.6 million people are...

Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India

Oxfam India has appointed Amitabh Behar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s fight against inequality, poverty and injustice in the country, besides carrying forward its humanitarian work. From today, he will succeed Nisha Agrawal, who was the founding CEO of Oxfam India and...

Statement from Oxfam International following UK Parliamentary Select Committee hearing

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima appeared before the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee, with Oxfam GB’s Executive Director Mark Goldring and Chair of Trustees Caroline Thomson. I was grateful today to have the chance with my Oxfam GB colleagues to assist...

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...

Crafted With Skill And Conscience

QUEEN'S ROAD:  Karghaa and Out of the Boxx, two unusual handicraft initiatives, are organising  ‘Hath Ka Bana,’  an exhibition cum sale of handwoven sarees, stoles, dupattas and fabrics in ikat, khadi and gadwal. There are also wooden boxes and trays etc. Karghaa is also launching...

One month after quake, education of Nepal children in shatters

"Right now for us the sky is the roof and the ground is our bed," says Shamshuddin Miyan, a teacher at a local Madarsa, which is a Muslim learning centre, that was destroyed in the massive Nepal earthquake.One month on, the Muslim cluster of Deragaon village in Gorkha district is still in ruins. Of...

Last mile distribution of relief supplies is biggest challenge in Nepal: Indian ambassador

Sharelines India's ambassador to Nepal says remote areas in country need urgent relief materials. #1monthNepal http://bit.ly/1Bk4zFG @OxfamIndia A month has passed since Nepal was devastated by a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake. Since then the Himalayan nation has been ravaged by hundreds of...

Lack of water, toilets making things worse for women in Nepal

It has now been over 12 days when Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake. The death toll has crossed 7600 and is still rising. Thousands more are severely injured.Oxfam is on the ground and is providing relief supplies. A team of Oxfam from India has set up base in Gorkha district, which is...

Oxfam India gets government approval to respond to #NepalEarthquake in 28 hours

Oxfam India is a humanitarian organisation and we wanted to respond immediately to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. But we couldn’t. The fact that Indian NGOs can’t respond outside of India was distressing. A feeling of helplessness set in.Day 1: April 25, 2015 (Saturday): Nepal is...

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