Fisherwomen's Cooperative in Odisha Promotes Transformative Leadership of Women's Rights
Oxfam India is part of a global movement working to fight poverty, injustice and inequality. In India, it works in six states. Oxfam India's programme on Gender Justice aims to address the deeply entrenched gender-biased social norms that are responsible for the poor status of women and girls in the society. Oxfam India's effort to address violence against women and girls is well recognised in its current strategy period of 2016-2020. Now it has been aligned with Oxfam's international strategic plan 2013-19 for which advancing gender justice is a core 'Change Goal'. Promoting transformative leadership for women's rights (TLWR) is the central objective of this change goal. This is seen as a strategy to addresses the root causes of gender inequality. Oxfam India is focusing on TLWR as an approach to gender mainstreaming.
Samudram, a cooperative turned producer company, supported by Oxfam India and United Artists Association (UAA) can be seen through the TLWR lens for the changes that it has brought about in the lives of women both at home and in the community.