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by patton — last modified 2007-09-03 16:26

Links & Resources

Links to Other Dalit NGOs, Dalit-related Web-media, & Key Dalit (Legal) Reference Documents

OTHER DALIT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

SAKSHI Human Rights Watch - http://www.sakshiap.org/
NGO based in Andhra Pradesh doing excellent work on Dalit Human Rights and sharing many of the same interests as NCDHR and often working closely with us.

Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) - http://www.dalitstudies.org.in/
Delhi-based Dalit studies research institute established in 2002 to address the need for knowledge pertaining to issues of social exclusion and discrimination associated with caste, untouchability, ethnicity, and religious status.  IIDS aims especially (a) to provide knowledge support to Dalit and other NGOS, (b) to produce research enabling the development of appropriate government policies for social inclusion and (c) to serve as a resource center for researchers, activists, and others.

Dalit Foundationwww.dalitfoundation.org/
The Dalit Foundation is a registered trust under Indian charity law. The Foundation was established in 2003 and is the first grant-making agency in South Asia whose mission, vision and program objectives focus exclusively on social change and justice for Dalit communities. The Foundation supports individuals, small community-based organizations, and networks that work to secure social change and protect the rights of Dalits in South Asia.

Dalit Solidarity Networkwww.dsn-uk.org
Based in the United Kingdom, DSN-UK is part of an international network campaigning for recognition of the problem of caste discrimination and action for its eradication. DSN lobbies, campaigns and educates politicians, development agencies, the media, companies and the public about caste and how they can take action to end this human rights scandal. DSN-UK started in 1998 as a network of individuals, groups, movements and agencies working in solidarity with Dalit communities in India .

International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) - http://www.idsn.org/
Formed in 2000, the IDSN is a network of international organizations, national solidarity networks and affected country groups, campaigning against caste-based discrimination throughout the world, from the Dalits of South Asia to the Osu of Nigeria and the Burakumin of Japan.  The IDSN is based in Denmark and directs their advocacy and lobbying work especially towards the United Nations and European Union.

FORUM-ASIA (Asian Forum for Human Rights & Development) - http://www.forum-asia.org/
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a membership-based regional human rights organization in Asia (headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand) and presently, it has 40 member organizations (including NCDHR) in 15 countries in Asia.  Since 2004, FORUM-ASIA has been an “NGO in Consultative Status” with the UN.  FORUM-ASIA strives to empower people by advocating social justice, sustainable human development, participatory democracy, gender equality, peace and human security through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organizations in the region.

Human Rights Watchwww.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 Nepalhttp://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 major contributions to the development of India.

Dalit Freedom 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.

OneWorld South Asia - http://southasia.oneworld.net/
OneWorld South Asia provides media support to bring together a network of people and groups working for human rights and sustainable development across the globe.  NCDHR’s partner in website design and maintenance.


MISCELLANEOUS DALIT RESOURCES

National Geographic Magazine Issue on “Untouchables”http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0306/feature1/index.html
This site contains great photos as well as links to Video & Multimedia presentations on Dalit issues.

Human Rights Watch Report: Hidden Apartheid: Caste Discrimination Against India’s “Untouchables”
http://www.hrw.org/reports/2007/india0207/

Broken People: Caste Violence Against India’s Untouchableshttp://hrw.org/reports/1999/india/index.htm
Perhaps the best book-length introduction to the ground-reality of the issues, violence, and discrimination presently faced by Dalits in India.

Dalit-Related Videos Available on the Web:
 “I’m Dalit, how are you?” (11min) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBxy1R0jitM
 “The Untouchables – India” (9min) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_XUqieobFc&NR=1
 

KEY OFFICIAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS for the DALIT MOVEMENT

Relevant Articles of Indian Constitution - http://hrw.org/reports/1999/india/India994-15.htm

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 -

http://hrw.org/reports/1999/india/India994-16.htm

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995 -

http://hrw.org/reports/1999/india/India994-18.htm


For more resources on issues affecting the Dalit community, see the “Reports & Publications” page.

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