Oxfam India

Works through local organisations to bring sustainable change in the lives of socially excluded communities and campaigns for economic and social reforms

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  • Headquarters

    New Delhi, Delhi

  • Since


Oxfam was launched in India by Oxfam Britain to help the victims of the Bihar Famine. Initially, Oxfam Great Britain worked in India through different Read more civic organizations. It collaborated with these organizations in 2008 to form Oxfam India with its vision in line with policies like 'Right to Life' and 'Dignity to All'. It works in collaboration with 60 NGOs which work at the grass root level to tackle poverty and inequality among marginalized groups like women, Muslims, tribes, and Dalits. The objective is to achieve five goals namely, Right to Sustainable Livelihood; Right to Social Services; Right to Life and Security; Right to be Heard and Right to an Identity. Oxfam executes its vision through collaborations with other entities and through its five programmes namely; Humanitarian Response, Essential Services, Gender Justice, Youth and Active Citizenship, and Economic Justice. Through these five programmes, Oxfam endeavours to eliminate poverty through four goals; Livelihood, Fight for Women, Education and Health, and Human Rights. Under the Economic Justice programme, its work is concentrated in the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Orissa where one-third of the total tribal population lives. These states have an abundance of natural resources but a dearth of literacy among the tribal population which restricts them from harnessing the full economic potential of these resources. Oxfam enables communities to exercise Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), assists them during land diversions and advocates on the role of district mineral foundations for fair usage of the resources. Oxfam also educates people about leveraging renewable sources of energy which would aid in sustained livelihood. It campaigns for leadership by women in the tribal communities. Oxfam works for essential services like Education and Health. Proper implementation of the RTE (Right to Education) and National Health Mission (NHM) is its priority goal for Dalits, Tribals, Women, and Muslims. They work with organizations like Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), the Indian chapter of the People's Health Movement (PHM), at the state and national level to achieve the same. Under Youth and Active Citizenship, Oxfam works with six partners in Bihar, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for an audience of 4,82,500 families which are directly affected by urban poverty. These include the pavement dwellers, the homeless and the destitute. Also as part of Advocacy, Oxfam makes identity proofs like Aadhar cards so that the urban poor can be visible in the system and can utilize all the government aids. In Karnataka, 5,000 urban poor got their identity proofs made which aided them to get health benefits from government hospitals. Under Gender Justice, Oxfam has been supporting the proper implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) 2005. Their campaign #Whythefarq on Twitter raises questions about gender inequality. Under Humanitarian Response Oxfam has been providing relief to the calamity-stricken areas. They have been active in the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Floods, the Phailin cyclone in Odisha, the Muzzafarnagar communal riots in 2013 and in the Assam Floods in 2012.

Demographies Served


  • Gender Justice

    Oxfam India works to promote women's empowerment and gender equality. They conduct campaigns and work on initiatives that support women's leadership, address violence against women, and promote gender-responsive policies.

  • Economic Justice

    Oxfam India supports programs that advance inclusive and fair economic systems. They strive to give underprivileged populations access to possibilities for sustainable livelihoods, markets, and resources. They favour measures that lessen economic inequality and aid small-scale producers, artisans, and labourers.

  • Essential Services

    They focus on improving access to essential services such as healthcare, education, clean water, and sanitary conditions. They support initiatives that improve access to high-quality healthcare, education, and water and sanitation services in areas where services are inadequate.

  • Humanitarian Response

    Emergency relief and humanitarian aid are provided by Oxfam India in times of a conflict, natural disasters, and other crises. They work towards ensuring that the affected communities receive the aid they require for food, shelter, clean water, and medical care.

  • Advocacy and Campaigns

    Oxfam India regularly participates in campaigns and advocacy to influence policies, increase public support, and raise awareness of social concerns. To promote change, they work together with communities, governmental agencies, and civil society organisations.

Leadership Team

  • Pankaj Anand


  • Shankar Venkateswaran


  • Dipa Sinha

    Board Member

  • Tejas Patel

    Director of Communications

  • Abhirr V.P.

    Manager,Media and PR

  • Mallika

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  • 12A


  • 80G


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  • Headquarters

    Oxfam India, Unit. No. 412, NSIC New MDBP Building,4th Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, 110020

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  • Parent Organisation

    Oxfam Great Britain

  • Type & Sub Type

    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)