Manju is a fellowship holder from Haryana. She is from Ahar village in Haryana. She is part of a family of 7 members belonging to the Balmiki caste.

People in her village believe that it is enough for girls to get educated only upto 12th Std as they are unwilling to send us outside the village for higher studies. After  She joined AIDMAM team she came to realise how caste and patriarchy affect the lives of dalit women and got inspired by anti caste leaders like Babasaheb Ambedkar, Ma Rama bai, Savitrimai Phule, Periyar etc.

 

She is  proud to say that with the support of AIDMAM She is now pursuing her graduation and working on the right to dignity, health, education and livelihood of the dalit communities.