"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
Global Parliamentarians Conference on Discrimination based on Work and Descent

APFDC and ADRF plans to have a two-day Conference which will bring together  Parliamentarians, Human Rights Experts and Dalit Leaders and those in solidarity from across the globe including Germany, Austria, UK, European Union, Japan and other countries. This Conference will focus on bringing together all the DWD and excluded communities in order to collectively voice out the need to address their recognition and share in the developmental programmes as well as s .......
Read more...

Global Parliamentarians Conference on Discrimination based on Work and Descent; 25-26... Read more...
Global Parliamentarians Conference on Discrimination based on Work and Descent: A Spec... Read more...
Checklist for Inclusion of the Women of Most Marginalized and Socially Excluded Commun... 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....

Read more

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...
Read more