Dalit Foundation

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Dalit Foundation

  1. 1. Dalit Foundation  Accelerating change for equality By: Sikander Kushwaha
  2. 2. Why Dalit Foundation <ul><li>Following the Durban World Conference on Racism, Dalit activists and researchers felt that there was the need for institutional support in the form of a fund that would focus on providing grant support for grass-root level Dalit activists and organisations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Organisation <ul><li>The Dalit Foundation was officially launched at the UNDP Conference Hall on 8th October 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Head office: Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Area: Eleven state of India </li></ul><ul><li>Chairperson : Mr. Martin Macwan </li></ul><ul><li>DF work in diverse fields of issues: eradication of manual scavenging, empowering dalit women, education, health, legal aid, awareness generation, etc </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision <ul><li>We envision a society in South Asia where Dalit Communities, especially women, live with dignity, have equal opportunity and social and economic justice. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mission  <ul><li>Our mission is to be a partner in the struggle to eliminate caste-based discrimination and ensure equality and equal rights for all.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives  <ul><li>Eradicate untouchability, social discrimination and caste-based atrocities, with special focus on Dalit women. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for livelihood - minimum wages, education, health, housing and insurance for labourers in the unorganized sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Rights over land, water bodies, villages, forests and other means of production. </li></ul><ul><li>Create public understanding and favourable public opinion </li></ul>
  7. 7. Working Model Individual & Institution Provide Fund To Dalit Foundation Dalit Foundation Supports Individual & Intuitions Working on Social issues (Marginalized)
  8. 8. Strategy <ul><li>We support new initiatives led by Dalits in neglected areas, while strengthening existing movements and groups by giving Grants and other capacity building inputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting new leaders committed to the ideology of equality and equal rights for all and giving them financial support in the form of fellowships. </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation supports voluntary organizations to access Government programmes and resources especially in Northern India. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating public understanding and favorable opinion towards Dalit issues. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organization Structure General Body Governing Body Chairperson ADVISOR Y BOARD Executive Director Admin Regional Coordinator Young Professional
  10. 10. <ul><li>Ignite the candle of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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