Oxfam India Is A Movement To End Inequality

Oxfam India commited to end inequality at all levels ie social inclusion, income inequality, gender justice etc
 

Oxfam India is a movement of people working together to stop the rising inequality in the country that keeps wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. We work to ensure equitable distribution of wealth and resources to all. By doing so, right now and with your support, we will save 90 million people from extreme poverty by 2020

How we work

Oxfam works primarily through grassroots organisations to bring deep-rooted sustainable changes in people’s lives. We do this through long-term development programming and link it to positive policy changes at various levels. We work for the socially excluded and most marginalised communities by mobilising them to campaign for greater economic and social reforms. We use our learnings about what works and what doesn’t at the grassroots level, through research and advocacy, to bring about pro-poor changes in policies and institutions.

We see poverty as a problem of power, the lack of power. Our programmes are currently active in the critical states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. We work with the most marginalised segments – Dalits, Tribals, Muslims, and Women. For them, poverty is more than lack of income, healthcare and education. It is a crippling state where these groups do not have any control in deciding the course of their own lives. They are excluded from basic decision-making rights.

Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

Stories of Change

Stories that inspire us
Education

19 Mar, 2019

Bihar

Nandini's mother hel...

9-year-old Nandini was born into a family of Musahars in Bihar. The Musahar community belongs to the Hindu scheduled caste which now falls under the term 'Mahadalit’ or the most mar... Read More

Gender Justice

19 Mar, 2019

Odisha

United Voices agains...

This is the story of Kandhamal District, Gunjigaon, Odisha where Oxfam India's partner ISD is working with a women's group. While discussing with this particular group, it was notic... Read More

Social Inclusion

05 Apr, 2019

Odisha

Phulme Majhi - Build...

Bandpari, home to Phulme is a small hamlet in the Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district of Odisha. This region is home to the Dongria and the Kutia Kondh tribes who are known for th... Read More

Humanitarian Response and DRR

18 Apr, 2019

Kerala

Oxfam India in Keral...

In 2018, Kerala was hit by the worst floods in a century. More than 400 people lost their lives and lakhs of people lost their homes and livelihoods. Oxfam India's team rushed to th... Read More

Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Broken but not defea...

Julie,18, is a community mobilizer working with the Creating Spaces project. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and gender equality and works to get the girls in her villag... Read More

Economic Justice

25 Apr, 2019

Odisha

Mobilising Forest Dw...

“I stay in the Bijali village which is surrounded by mountains and forests on all sides. After the Forest Rights Act came in operation in 2008, we came to know that the agricultural... Read More

Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Odisha

Being the voice of h...

Shakuntala Harpal, 45, is a Dalit leader in Harichandrapur Village, India. Shakuntala has worked for many years to help the women and girls in her village exercise their basic right... Read More

Education

26 Apr, 2019

Odisha

Ajay Goes To School

Ajay*, a class four student, lives in Thudibahal village in Odisha’s Balangir district. His father, is a migrant labourer who goes every year, for a few months, to work in the brick... Read More

Gender Justice

01 Dec, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Being a trailblazer

Vishaka Kashyap, 28, was 22 years old when she was married and went to go live in her husband’s village, Bucchabasti in Uttar Pradesh. She has a 4-year-old son. Unlike many of the w... Read More

Gender Justice

21 May, 2019

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Collective actions f...

Eight year old Neha who belongs to a Dalit community, lives in Ibadatnagar slum, located in the outskirts of Lucknow city in Uttar Pradesh. Neha’s mother works as a domestic worker ... Read More

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