Be a ChangeMaker with Oxfam's latest free course on Campaigning, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

Make Change Happen is a new free online course from Oxfam and Open University, London and is hosted on the Futurelearn platform. The course runs over 8 weeks, beginning from October 15th.  It's aimed at informing, connecting and inspiring changemakers and activists. The course includes...

Stories of Change: Scripting Her Own Fate

Gurbari Sidar is a 17 year old girl from Shankatpalli village of Dabhara Block in Chhattisgarh. Just like the other girls in her village, who were married off early, Gurbari’s marriage too was planned by her parents. Her elder sister was also married off soon after she completed her Class 10. But...

Stories of Change: Celebrating our feminist heroes

 When Dolly won the bronze medal in a kick-boxing championship in Delhi, the moist eyes of her brother, Amit meant more than happiness. He recalled the struggles to get his sister enrolled for the sport.Hailing from Bucchabasti in Purkazi block, Uttar Pradesh, Amit is a member of one of...

3 Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction in India you should know about

 About 57% of India’s land is vulnerable to earthquake, 28% to drought, and 15% to floods. Millions of Indians are displaced and severely affected by natural disasters every year. These three innovations are ensuring are making sure better disaster risk reduction techniques that save lives...

Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India

Oxfam India has appointed Amitabh Behar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s fight against inequality, poverty and injustice in the country, besides carrying forward its humanitarian work. From today, he will succeed Nisha Agrawal, who was the founding CEO of Oxfam India and...

Viva la Vida in a Delhi cafe on a summer day

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin warms hearts of fans with an impromptu gig. Indian fans of the U.K. rock band Coldplay were in for a surprise on Thursday morning as news of the band’s frontman, Chris Martin, playing an acoustic set at a cafe in the city went viral.Thousands of fans posted in...