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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.
Juneteenth, is also known as Emancipation Day, or Freedom Day, is a day to celebrate freedom, not just for black Americans, but for all Americans. Juneteenth was originally created to commemorate the days of June 18 and 19 in 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, first learned that the American Civil War was over and the Union had prevailed, which meant that they had received their long awaited liberation.
Thirty-five Dalit families of Martadi, Bajura, are about to get back their land ownership certificates held by the local branch of Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) as collateral for the past 25 years.
Every 12 June, Education International and its member organisations worldwide celebrate the World Day against Child Labour.
To mark World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO publishes a report outlining the abuses suffered by millions of children working in family homes.
Every bank branch should hand-hold a Dalit enterprise, as such a step can have a ripple effect not only on the economy but also on the society in general says, Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
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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