A CRIME COMMITTED AGAINST A DALIT EVERY 18 MINUTE | 6 DALITS KIDNAPPED OR ABDUCTED EVERY WEEK | 3 DALIT WOMEN RAPED EVERY DAY | 13 DALITS MURDERED EVERY WEEK | 27 ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS EVERY DAY
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NDW urges Bihar CM to ensure inclusion of Dalits in disaster response; CM promises action NDW urges Bihar CM to ensure inclusion of Dalits in disaster response; CM promises action
Patna, 3 September In a meeting with National Dalit Watch (NDW) members on 3 September, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi assured that he will take prompt action to ensure inclusion of Dalits and other vulnerable communities in all state interventions pertaining to disaster response in the recent floods.The CM assured of immediate consultations with all line departments, including the disaster management department, ‎to understand the dynamics of exclusion and even requested NDW for more substantive evidence.
Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle
Manisha Devi, a 28-year-old Dalit activist from Haryana, was honored with the Ambedkar Award 2014 in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. Manisha has been a fiery and courageous activist for her family, the community, and the nation. She is the state coordinator of the Haryana All India Dalit Mahila AdhikarManch (AIDMAM) of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR). The award consists of Rs 50,000, a memento and a citation, and is organized by Friends for Education International (FFEI), a US-based NGO started in 2003 as Ambedkar Scholarships.
Crimes against marginalized sections have only spiked over the years, but laws to protect them are still inadequate Crimes against marginalized sections have only spiked over the years, but laws to protect them are still inadequate
In May this year, Nitin Aage, a 17-year-old Dalit boy, was brutally killed and hanged from a tree, allegedly by three men of the Maratha community in Kharda village of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. His crime? He had dared to fall in love with an upper caste girl in his school. This dusty village, located 330 km from Mumbai, had no previous history of caste violence, but the divide between the upper and lower castes was rigidly enforced here.
ADRF makes its debut at  the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok ADRF makes its debut at the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok
Bangkok: A NCDHR-NDW delegation representing the Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF) participated in the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22-26 June 2014.
 
 
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