Dalit Foundation
14 December 2016 11:45 am

India

Email: admin@dalitfoundation.org

Website: http://www.dalitfoundation.org

Tel: +91-2626 5071, 72 Fax: +91-2626 5072

About:

Dalit Foundation was established in 2003 and is an Indian non-governmental organisation committed exclusively to the eradication of caste discrimination and towards the empowerment of Dalits and other marginalised communities. Dalit Foundation has its genesis in the search for providing support for people involved in the Dalit communities’ struggle for equality. The institution is based on
the view that setting up a foundation which focusses on communities living in extreme poverty and facing acute caste-based discrimination, would accelerate the process of change in the lives of Dalit communities. The aim is to build the capacity of our partners in order to execute effective grass- roots level interventions. We are also committed towards building a strong line of leadership for the Dalit Movement.
Hence, through our programmes we have engaged with the Dalit youth and Dalit professionals from diverse fields. Dalit Foundation is committed to pursuing innovative ideas that will help broaden the outreach and accomplish an egalitarian, casteless society.

Area of work:

Dalit Foundation aims to eliminate caste-based discrimination in all
its manifestations by strengthening institutions and individuals at the grass- roots level. It promotes strong Dalit leadership, especially women, to address social injustice. To accomplish our mission, Dalit Foundation provides small grants, fellowships and opportunities to exchange experiences of community- based organisations, individuals and networks working towards social change. An important part of this strategy is continuous focus on capacity building programmes for the grass-roots level partners. This assistance leads to the formation of strong leaders from the Dalit and other marginalised communities in South Asia.

Main lines of work:

• Eradication of untouchability and caste discrimination,
• Abolition of Manual Scavenging system,
• Reduction in atrocities and violence, especially against women,
• Promote advocacy and leadership skills of Dalit youth and women,
• Effective use of SC/ST[POA]Act, Domestic Violence Act, RTI etc.,
• Access to land and livelihood through different Government welfare programmes, and
• Access to education and implementation of RTE in schools.

Geographical Coverage so far as follows:

20 states of India namely: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Two Union Territories namely: Delhi and Pondicherry.

Contact Person:

Santosh Kumar Samal (Executive Director): santosh@dalitfoundation.org

Address:

C-58 (Basement), South Extension Part II, New Delhi -110092;
India