Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls 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 states. 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 across the world. Through its Gender Justice programme, Oxfam India works towards enhancing women’s access to formal and informal justice systems to end violence in their lives. Oxfam India joined hands with Friend’s Association for Rural Reconstruction (FARR), a women’s rights organisation based in Odisha in 2009, to reach out to women survivors of domestic violence from the Muslim community. The objective was to increase their access to justice.
This paper gives an overview of the programme and some of its work so far.
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