- India's tiny slaves
by Laura Bobak in Canoe.
- Dalit Development Project
by Laura Bobak in Canoe.
- Dalit Solidarity Program
- The Untouchables
by Oliver Mendelsohn + Marika Vicziany. Book Review.
- Human Rights : Dalit Perpective
Human Rights for Dalits.
- Understanding Racism Today: A Dossier
Racism against Black Untouchables in South Asia.
- Dalit Solidary Peoples: The Vision
- India's Untouchables mount rebellion
Time magazine article, October 20, 1997 Vol. 150 No. 16
- Declaration "Tear down the barriers of caste": 2011-2020 Decisive decade against Discrimination based on work and descent. Outcome document of the Conference on the Decade of Dalit Rights UN, held on 24-25 June 2011.
- South Asian organisations must be more active against caste based discrimination issued by Asian Human Rights Commission and IDSN (3 October 2009) following a large number of news articles reporting on affected governments' stance on caste discrimination in the UN
- Joint position paper on the Durban Review Conference and caste-based discrimination supported by IDSN, Human Rights Watch, National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (India), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism, Lutheran World Federation, Pax Romana, Human Development Organisation (Sri Lanka), Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation, Feminist Dalit Organisation (Nepal) and Dignity International (April 2009)
- Read the oral statements delivered in the Human Rights Council on the occasion of the Durban Review Conference
- Speak Up! Stop Caste Discrimination - IDSN Human Rights Day Statement 2010
- Open letter to EU High Representative Catherine Ashton: IDSN has urged Catherine Ashton to address caste discrimination in upcoming EU dialogues with India, ensure that the issue is given proper attention in EU cooperation with caste-affected countries and pursue an EU policy on the issue. Read the letter here
- Press Release: MEPs: The EU must act now to help end one of the biggest human rights issues in the world - IDSN Press Release in connection with the European Pa rlament Hearing on Caste Discrimination in February 2011
- Comment: Lots of sympathy, too little action- The EU could – and should – do more to address caste discrimination, one of the world’s most serious human rights problems, argue three leading European campaigners for Dalit rights.By Meena Varma, Gerard Oonk and Rikke Nöhrlind
- Joint statement ''Violence in Orissa is a test to democratic values' issued by Asian Human Rights Commission, the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (30 August 2008)
- Joint appeal "Ongoing violence against the Dalits in Orissa must be prevented immediately" issued by Asian Human Rights Commission, the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (28 August 2008)
- NCDHR and IDSN write open letter to President Obama: The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) and IDSN have appealed to Barack Obama to raise the issue of caste discrimination during his visit to India in early November. In an open letter to the US President, the two organisations state that he can make a much needed and decisive contribution to the Dalit struggle for rights and dignity, not only in India, but all over the world. September 2010
- RECASTING JUSTICE: SECURING DALIT RIGHTS IN NEPAL’S NEW CONSTITUTION. Joint statement issued by New York University School of Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), Dalit NGO Federation (DNF), and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) on 23 February 2009
- Letter issued to the Constitutional Committee and the High Level Taskforce in Nepal urging that they include measures to combat caste discrimination in the constitution: The letter is issued by international human rights law experts, Dalit rights advocates and activists – Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law (CHRGJ), Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU), Dalit Studies and Development Centre (DSDC), Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN). Read the letter here
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATION ON CASTE-BASED DISCRIMINATION
International consultation on caste-based discrimination: Establishing Dalit Rights in the Contemporary World; the Role of Governments, the United Nations and the Private Sector, November 29 – December 1 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- IDSN report from international consultation - Executive summary
International Dalit Solidarity Network (http://www.idsn.org)Tamil Nadu Dalit Women's Integration Movement
Dalit Liberation Education Trust
Dalit Liberation Movement
National Federation of Dalit Women and Women's Voice
Safai Karmachari Andolan
Society of Depressed People for Social Justice
Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti
Programme for Tribal Studies
Programme for Scheduled Castes
Unity of Dalit, Destitute, Harrassed and Rickshawpullers(UDDHAR)
Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute, December 2005.
Village Service Trust
Toronto Globe and Mail, 9 August 2001
National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights, 1999
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism
International Dalit Solidarity Network
Dalit Links - Organisations & Information
Dalit Freedom Network UK
RED International is partnering with a UK Human rights charity called Dalit Freedom Network UK.
Dalit Freedom Network UK is a human rights charity that has responded to a ‘cry for help’ from the leaders of the Dalit population of India. They represent a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to India’s ‘untouchables’ by partnering with the Dalit people in India. DFN UK works with individuals, groups and organisations in the UK and internationally to knit together their combined resources on behalf of the individuals and organisations within India that are working hand-in-hand with the Dalits for their emancipation.
For information on Dalit Human Rights and Anti-trafficking issues please see Dalit Freedom Network UK .
Articles and Images focusing on the plight of the Dalits broadcast By the BBC
Today Programme "India's Growth Passing many by" 09/11/10 Radio Report from Mike Thomson
Today Programme article " India'a Forgotten People" 09/11/10
Today Programme pictures "India's Riches & Rags" 09/11/10
India 'shamed' by child malnutrition, says PM Singh 10/01/12
India’s enduring problem with malnutrition 11/08/12
Caste Discrimination against India's Untouchables
Super Hindus & Enormous Crime: http://superhindus.wordpress.com/
Samatha Blog:Community of Dalits: http://samatha.freeflux.net/
Blogs that Justifiably supports dalit upliftment:
Foriegn Blogs/Sites: Humanitarian and Human rights,
Jai Bhim Network, Hungary (www.refuge.hu)
- Human Rights Watch – www.hrw.org Leading international NGO dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the globe. Have done a great deal of excellent human rights work on the situation of Dalits in South Asia.
- Social Watch India - http://www.socialwatchindia.net/ Social Watch India is a New Delhi-based is a broad based network of civil society organizations, citizens and communities to build a process of monitoring governance towards professed goals of social development, particularly with respect to the marginalized sections of our country. Its focus is to monitor the functioning and efficiency of the key institutions of governance and their commitment towards citizens and principles of democracy.
- Navsarjan - http://www.navsarjan.org/home.asp NGO based in Gujarat which has run successful state-level campaigns on the issues of Banning Manual Scavenging & Rehabilitating Scavengers, Drinking Water for Dalits, Implementation of Land Reforms, Implementation of Minimum Wage for Farm Workers, and Implementation of the Atrocity Act.
- Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) of Nepal – http://www.dnfnepal.org/ Established in 1996, DNF is an umbrella organization of all Dalit NGOs in Nepal. It is a national forum for raising the collective voices of the Dalit community to ensure their rights, dignity and opportunity through policy influencing, networking and alliance building.
- Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace (ACJP) - http://www.ambedkar.net/default.aspx The ACJP is a United States-based global volunteer charity organization with its global headquarters at Tunkhannock, Pennslyvania, USA. Their aim aim is to follow the path of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in working to liberate Dalits through social work and human rights education so that they can lead their lives with dignity and develop into citizens who can make maj
- Dalit Freedom SAKSHI Human Rights Watch - http://www.sakshiap.org/ NGO based in Andhra Pradesh doing excellent work on Dalit Human Rights
- Network (DFN) – http://www.dalitnetwork.org/ United States (Colorado) based NGO, founded in 2003, with a presence throughout India, working mainly at the village level (especially on children’s education) and maintaining close ties with the All India Christian Council.
- blind people`s welfare association - http://www.charity4blind.webs.com/
- Association of Rural People of Andaman & Nicobar Islands – http://www.arpan.cfsites.org An NGO working in the rural areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Volunteering in Nepal for women and children development- http://www.volunteeringnepal.org/index.php - work for orphanage, buddhist monastery, agroforestry."VIN's mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic wellbeing and basic human rights."
- Karmayog- http://www.karmayog.org/ In a democracy like India's, sustainable solutions to society's problems can only be found though the collaboration and involvement of all stakeholders. Karmayog, established in 2004, is a unique organisation that connects citizens, civil society groups, corporates, academicians, media and government through online and offline methods.
- NGO Fundraising in India – http://www.fundraisingindia.org/Covering Non-Profit/NGO fundraising in the Indian sub-continent
- IndianNGOs.com - Capacity building and advocacy of NGOs
- NGOidentity.com - Brand building and advocacy of NGOs
- indiavillageportal.org -Sharing the social and developmental canvas of India through her 593 732 villages and multiple stakeholder programmes and interventions
- indiadonationportal.org - Promoting retail donation opportunities of NGOs across India
- indiavolunteerportal.org - Promoting volunteering opportunities of NGOs across India
- CSRidentity.com - Learning, research and brand building of CSR for corporates and brands
- Water Voices - http://www.indiawaterportal.org/Network/interview/
- Disaster - http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/Mitigation/mitigationhome.html
- Audio Interview of SSVK Founder Mr. Deepak Bharti on Indian Ngos.com : http://www.indiavillageportal.org/patna/view.asp
- SSVK Nws & Tpical Programmes Volunteering Donation about the Ngo CEO and Board Governance Brochure : http://www.indianngos.com/ssvk/index.asp
- SSVK Core team member Mr.Ram Prakash Mukhia,s Interview on community volunteering :
- Indian Spina Bifida Association
- Centre for Media and Alternative Communication : http://cmaconline.org/CMAC works in the field of art, design and culture. Its role has been to create an interface between artists from different genres, to facilitate and to provide a platform for production, cultural exchange of art and ideas, and dialogue in the visual and performing arts
- Title: NJIFFY Education and welfare society For Tribals, Software
Description: NJIFFY Education and welfare society For Tribals
Formed in March 2000, the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) is a network of national solidarity networks, groups from affected countries and international organisations concerned about caste discrimination and similar forms of discrimination based on work and descent.
Use Full Links on DalitWe Are Not Untouchable 260 million reasons to Act.- Exhibition of images and stories.
The Ambedkar Principles
Employment and additional principles on economic and social exclusion formulated to assist all foreign investors in south asia to address caste discrimination.
Link to the Ambedkar Principles
Department for International Development (DFID)
"Three Faces of India" DFID India Country Plan 2008-2015
Dalit Solidarity Network UK
Resources & Information
Caste & CSR
DSN Report - Caste Discrimination and UK Companies
TV Documentary Channel 4 Unreported World
Wep page India's Broken People
BOOK Resource Untouchability in Rural India
Link to a review of the book
National Geographic Article
Necessary Angels Dalit Community Health Workers. Dec 2008
Wall Street Journal Article July 2009 -
It's Time for India to Teach English
New Statesman Article January 2010
Malnutrition In India - HUNGaMA Report 2011
Wall Street Journal Article - December 2011For India's Lowest Castes, Path Forward Is 'Backward'
National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) is a national platform of Dalit Organisations in India. NACDOR is committed to an inclusive, progressive, secular, democratic and non-sectarian society. While firmly believing in equality, social justice and equal dignity for all, NACDOR promotes democracy, human rights, sustainable development and peace and reconciliation with the perspective of the socially excluded Dalits.
Founded by the Centre for Alternative Dalit Media (CADAM) in 2001, NACDOR is a membership-based platform. Its membership is open to all organisations working for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and other socially excluded sections of Indian society. It has evolved organically through a democratic process of creative engagement of the Dalit community with secular, democratic and progressive forces, civil society and governance structures at various levels in Indian Society.
Led by Dalits, NACDOR works towards the advancement of socially excluded sections through innovative programmes, enabling strategies, and community based interventions that tap on the synergies of various stakeholders working towards the goals of social, economic, cultural and political empowerment of Dalits and other.
While firmly believing that the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes are the most vulnerable, excluded and disadvantaged in India, NACDOR emphasizes that the emancipatory efforts of these historically marginalized sections can only be successful if they lead the movement for the betterment of all the poor, excluded and marginalized with their stake and participation. Therefore, NACDOR works to complement the struggles of women, the working class, the poor, deprived and discriminated on any grounds.
NACDOR has been successful in impacting Dalit discourse within and outside the country. Among its successes include the founding of the World Dignity Forum and spearheading 5th December as World Dignity Day – International Day of the Socially Excluded. NACDOR is now recognised as a representative of Dalits in India’s Civil Society Movement.
Innovative in its work and strategy, NACDOR institutionalized policy advocacy and understanding on ‘Budget and Development Planning’ for Dalits and founded platforms of Dalits such as the Rashtriya Dalit Mahasabha, the Rashtriya Dalit Mahila Andolan and the Akhil Bhartiya MGNREGA Mazdoor Union.
NACDOR has enlarged the Dalit agenda, engaged with Government on Development Planning and the Annual National Budget, and has influenced private sector organisations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry to implement Affirmative Action policies and institutionalize Dalit Civil Society through various enabling mechanisms, including raising resources, building capacities and providing critical leadership to build perspective.
Headquartered in New Delhi, NACDOR is run by a team of professionals led by its Chief Executive Officer.
NACDOR’s vision is to build a Prabuddha Samaj (Enlightened Society) based on the principles of dignity, justice, equality, freedom and fraternity. We strive for ecological balance and active peace and work towards equal access and rights over resources and services, without any prejudice, discrimination or exclusion on any basis, including caste, class, race, gender, age, religion, abilities, regions, language or property. We strive for a society where human rights and equal dignity of all are respected and there is no place for exploitation or oppression.
NACDOR will strive to build a strong emancipatory movement of Dalits and other disadvantaged sections in India, which can re-structure the existing social-economic-political-cultural structures in line with the aspiration and dreams of Dalits and other disadvantaged communities.
NACDOR’s work will primarily focus on the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs), Minorities and other socially excluded sections of Indian Society, which have been largely identified as disadvantaged groups in India’s Constitution.
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