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  • Education for Social Reengineering — Welcome to Navsarjan
    are Dalits What is Untouchability Atrocities and Interventions The Dalit Movement Today Document Actions Education for Social Reengineering A reflection on the status and importance of primary education to the Dalit movement written by Martin Macwan Click here to get

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/dalits/PrimaryEducation.pdf/view (2016-04-30)
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  • Why is primary education a critical program of Dalit empowerment? — Welcome to Navsarjan
    Our Staff Dalits Who are Dalits What is Untouchability Atrocities and Interventions The Dalit Movement Today Document Actions Why is primary education a critical program of Dalit empowerment A short note on the negative effects that the caste system has on primary education along with Navsarjan s strategies to combat caste in primary education and its overall goals in doing so Click here to get the file Size 11 8

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/dalits/PrimaryEduDalitEmpowerment.pdf/view (2016-04-30)
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  • Youth Awareness and Motivation — Welcome to Navsarjan
    some of their own issues Youth in Gujarat are facing a serious crisis Those who have managed to obtain some education have found few employment opportunities in the organized sector and are forced to work as daily wage laborers in fields or factories They are frustrated with the lack of opportunities available to them and with their social status in relation the perceived glamour of the city A powerful cynicism has resulted leading to addictions to drugs and alcohol and a stark increase in the suicide rate Those who suffer most from this situation are the youth from the socially marginalized communities the scheduled castes Dalits the scheduled tribes Adivasis and the Other Backward Castes OBCs to be specific Today the historic legacy of social exclusion based on caste has a strong influence on economic status as well Navsarjan s Youth Awareness activities work to educate youth on village government schemes land laws the Panchayat village council system addictions to combat alcohol and tobacco and gender issues all of which help to lessen feelings of powerlessness and cynicism Once formed Village Youth Forums meet once or twice a month to discuss local issues such as village infrastructure atrocities against Dalits

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/programmes/youth-awareness-and-motivation (2016-04-30)
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  • Local Governance and Political Rights — Welcome to Navsarjan
    Raj Act of 1993 officially reserves seats within the Panchayat village government for Dalits and women in practice the power often remains in the hands of the dominant castes Dalit or women dummy candidates are often fielded by the dominant castes to prevent candidates from taking office who would actually stand up to unequal power structures and work for the betterment of their communities There are many cases of a Dalit or woman Sarpanch chief of Panchayat never stepping foot in the Panchayat office and being called only to sign or thumbprint documents the individual cannot even read Untouchability practices as well are common within the Panchayat office as many Dalit Panchayat members and Sarpanches are unaware of relevant laws designed to protect them The same power hierarchy that exists outside the Panchayat in the rest of the village is replicated and a Dalit Sarpanch or not is told to drink from a separate cup and sit on the floor while the rest of the Panchayat members sit on chairs Navsarjan s Local Governance and Political Rights campaign aims to empower Dalit and women Panchayat members and Sarpanches by educating them on relevant laws their legal rights and the necessity

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/programmes/local-governance-and-political-rights (2016-04-30)
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  • Digitization of Research and Documentation — Welcome to Navsarjan
    data concerning ground realities and then analyze and utilize that data While Navsarjan has been doing this since its inception the emphasis of the Digitization of Research and Documentation Program is to involve more professionals and widen the scope and size of our data collection The following ten subjects have been targeted for data collection and digitization 1 Prevalence of untouchability practices 2 Violence and atrocities 3 Implementation of land reforms 4 Manual scavenging 5 Primary education 6 Labour and migration 7 Women and health 8 Poverty 9 Political representation 10 Minimum wages and their implementation Once these data are collected and analyzed they can be used to help identify trends and changes to help file class action suits to organize based on taluka or district to effectively raise a particular issue to lobby at the international level and to provide a replicable model for other organizations around India In collaboration with the RFK Center for Human Rights and the University of Maryland Navsarjan is now conducting the first of these surveys on the prevalence of untouchability practices around Gujarat This survey will provide an unprecedented view of the extent to which untouchability is actively practiced in Gujarat today Navsarjan

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/programmes/digitization-of-research-and-documentation (2016-04-30)
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  • Women's Rights Campaign — Welcome to Navsarjan
    that need to be addressed in other Navsarjan programs Running awareness camps in the villages The purpose of these camps is to educate Dalit and non Dalit women and men on women s rights The contents include information on the Domestic Violence Act and the Atrocity Act and health issues Though the camps focus on issues affecting Dalit women many of the same issues also face non Dalit women The camps therefore serve to bring women together across caste lines while empowering women about issues that matter to them Establishing Women s Rights Committees Navsarjan has organized women to establish hundreds of Women s Rights Committees in villages across Gujarat These committees exist for women leaders and take up local issues especially those relating to women such as domestic violence and creating spaces for women s leadership in the Panchayats village councils These Committees increase the power of women within the villages bringing women together to talk about common issues and encouraging women to speak out raising their confidence Linking Dalit women to foster their empowerment In many villages there are few examples of successful woman s leadership to inspire other women to take action Though women have reserved spots in local government they are often forced to simply provide a rubber stamp while all the important decisions are taken by men In events such as state wide gatherings of all Dalit female Sarpanches and hundreds of Dalit female Panchayat members Dalit women can interact with other Dalit women from around Gujarat who are able to use their power effectively This inspires them to gain the confidence to take action in their villages Encouraging women s leadership within Navsarjan In addition to Navsarjan s Executive Director 7 of the 9 Zone Coordinators within Navsarjan are women Strong women leaders within

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/programmes/women-s-rights-campaign (2016-04-30)
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  • Awards — Welcome to Navsarjan
    Dalits What is Untouchability Atrocities and Interventions The Dalit Movement Today Document Actions Awards Awards received by people associated with Navsarjan Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Award 2000 Martin Macwan Human Rights Watch Outstanding Human Rights Defender 2000 Martin Macwan

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/awards/awards (2016-04-30)
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  • Blog on the campaign to eradicate manual scavenging — Welcome to Navsarjan
    has been addressing the issue of eradicating manual scavenging in Gujarat since 1995 Manual scavenging is one of the inhuman and worst form of caste based occupation forced upon the people who are born in the lowest caste in the social structure of Indian society Through this web page we would not only highlight the issue but will put success stories where a manual scavenger has liberated herself himself and

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/pressRelease/http-navsarjan-wordpress-com-webpage-of-the-campaign-to-eradicate-manual-scavenging (2016-04-30)
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