Oxfam India is part of a global movement working to fightÂ poverty, injustice and inequality; in India, it works inÂ seven focus states. Oxfam India works against socialÂ acceptance of Violence Against Women (VAW), which isÂ one of the most pervasive and the least recognised humanÂ rights violations across the world. Through its GenderÂ Justice programme, Oxfam India works towards enhancingÂ women's access to formal and informal justice systems toÂ end violence in their lives. Oxfam India joined hands with Friend's Association for Rural Reconstruction (FARR), aÂ women's rights organisation based in Odisha in 2009, toÂ reach out to women survivors of domestic violence fromÂ 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.