Nov 24, 2014

Combating Communalism and Peace Building

Oxfam India firmly believes in the secular-democratic values enshrined in the Indian Constitution. We believe that secularism is the corner stone of Indian democracy and communal conflict, not only hampers the development process but also adversely affects the poor and the marginalised most. Oxfam India believes that all development practitioners should be sensitised towards the threat of communalism.

Oxfam India has been working with its partner, Anhad in promoting secular voices and democracy through sensitisation workshops and follow up action. A number of trainings were held to break the myths that have been created around history, minorities and democracy. Residential trainings were conducted in Gujarat, Haryana and Bihar attended by activists from various civil society organisations. Subsequently, many of them have participated in fact finding teams to highlight atrocities and discrimination against minorities.

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