Monitoring Disaster Response and Preparedness for Inclusion and Equity
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Caste is not just an Indian phenomenon, it is global and internationally recognized in the UN! Documented experiences of Super Cyclone in Orissa, Gujarat earthquake and Tsunami in India led to the ...
Caste is not just an Indian phenomenon, it is global and internationally recognized in the UN! Documented experiences of Super Cyclone in Orissa, Gujarat earthquake and Tsunami in India led to the confirmation of the menace of caste based discrimination and exclusion being rooted in the wider society and that it was at work even in the times of disasters. The assumption on which the humanitarian agencies, federal and state authorities, and the general society operate, that „disasters hit everyone equally‟ got shattered when we witnessed discrimination and exclusion of Dalits in disaster relief and rehabilitation. The Dalits and marginalised sections are more vulnerable to the effect of disasters for their already impoverished and outcast position in caste and class divided society. Through this report, National Dalit Watch, a unit of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), wish to share the highlights of its key Advocacy initiatives from the time of its inception in 2009 to 2012. These actions were taken at the government & CSOs levels, to make DR & DRR inclusive to caste affected communities. You can know more about this initiative through its blog www.nationaldalitwatch-ncdhr.blogspot.in
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