"Ours is a battle for freedom, ours is a battle not just for economical gains and political power, ours is a battle for reclamation of human personality”
— Babasaheb Ambedkar
Annihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities in Implementing the 2030 Agenda (South Asia)

Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF), Regions Refocus 2015, and Asia Parliamentarians Forum on Dalit Concerns (APFDC) co-convened “Annihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities in Implementing the SDGs,”   As global leaders met to define a new sustainable development agenda in 2015, concerns of structural, social, and economic inequalities have taken center stage in debates on economic progress and the eradication of poverty. In South Asia, which holds 25 per cent of the world’s population and 40 per cen .......
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Origin

With its genesis in the upsurge created by the World Conference against Racism at Durban in 2001, which challenged the conscience of humankind against racism and other forms of inequality, cross-country solidarity building among Dalits has had a decade and a half old history. On that significant occasion, the powerful voice of the strong contingent of civil society organizations reverberated around the globe and caught the imagination of progressive human rights activists and social intellectuals, media pundits and donor partners, UN agencies and international governments regarding the form of hidden apartheid suffered by Dalit communities in Ind....

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Areas of Involvement

    • Fact-finding - On issues of caste based discrimination and violence having a significant bearing on concerned country or the whole of South Asia and Asia region, with follow-up national, regional and international governmental interventions.
    • Capacity development - To equip DWD communities with ideas and skills and to generate solidarity feelings among them cutting across all regional boundaries.
    • Research - On a range of rights and entitlements denied to descent-work based discriminated (DWD) communities...
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