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...

Desperation creeping in, people in Nepal wait for aid

SharelinesSankhu, the potato basket of Kathmandu is in urgent need of aid. #NepalEarthquake. See more. http://bit.ly/1bosRrb Sankhu is part of Kathmandu district, but over an hour’s drive from the main town. It’s devastated and looks exactly like town in ruins. The town of Sankhu has been...

Oxfam India says time to review policy on permission for working overseas

Even as India has swung into action for relief work in Nepal, following the recent earthquake in that country, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) say regulations are restricting them from carrying out relief operations abroad.Now, however, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has fast-...

International bodies intensify rescue operations

Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) International bodies, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Committee ofthe Red Cross,have intensified their work in the Himalayan nation that was convulsed by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake which killed more than 5,000 people.The WHO has...

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