DFN began in 2002 in response to the plea of Dalit leaders: "Educate our children!" Today a freedom movement is advancing all over India through Dalit Education Centers, where Dalit children learn English and are taught the values of freedom, equality and human dignity. Learn more.
In debt to landlords, moneylenders, grocers, and more, most Dalits work hand-to-mouth, ground down in horrific poverty. This economic disempowerment forces many into bonded labor and prostitution. Our Vocational Training, Self-Help Groups, and Fair-Rate Loans enable Dalit adults to learn marketable skills and support their families. Learn more.
Most Dalits cannot afford healthcare. Simple fractures go untreated and result in crippling malformations. More than 40% of India's youngest children are malnourished. Dalits also suffer from diseases unseen in developed nations, like polio and leprosy. DFN's comprehensive community-based healthcare program meets immediate needs and is paving the way for sustainability. Learn more.
DFN is the leading voice of justice for the Dalits in our nation's capital. Focusing on the big-picture of ending the trafficking of Dalits, our education campaigns, legislative work, and continuous advocacy promote justice for the Dalits. Our work with Dalit children and women in India builds hope and empowerment. Learn more.
Four states account for nearly half of the country’s dalit population, reveals the 2011 census.
Here’s the stinking truth. More than half of 1.2 billion people in India live without toilets.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar unveils statues of Babu Jagjivan Ram and Damodaram Sanjeevaiah
On Tuesday, Equalities Minister Jo Swinson addressed the House of Commons and said that the House of Lords have reconsidered their position and has made a decision to introduce legislation related to caste. The government initially opposed any legislation, arguing that an education program tackling caste discrimination is already in place.
Dalits in the United Kingdom have recorded a landmark victory after the British parliament finally agreed to outlaw caste discrimination.
Discovered by Indian scientist G P Talwar, Mycobacterium Indicus Pranii (MIP), a rare bacterium, could soon be used as a vaccine against tuberculosis (TB).
Every day, 1.3 million people in India are forced to clean human excrement with their bare hands in a practice known as manual scavenging.
On June 17, 2011, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, in a moment of historical precedent, called manual scavenging “one of the darkest blots on [India’s] development process” and asked all State Ministers in the country to pledge to eliminate this “abominable practice” from every corner of India.
We as global citizens unanimously support the complete abolition of manual scavenging in India. By signing this petition, you agree that this horrific form of slavery must stop!
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