"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
Leave No Dalit Behind

Annihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities in Implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda   UN adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (25-27 September 2015) has ushered a new era of development goals with focusing on the inclusiveness and participation of each and every person. The inclusive developmental model however had failed to recognize and include exclusionary variables such as discrimination based on work and descent (caste) within the comprehensive adopted document.    .......
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Asia Parliamentarians Conference on Dalit Concerns on 19th November 2015 in Dhaka, Ban... Read more...
Asian Parliamentarians Consultation on Dalit Concerns... Read more...
ADRF has organized a Public Rally: Cast Out Caste in front of United Nations General A... Read more...

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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