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Social Movements
* National Alliance of People’s Movements
* National Fishworkers’ Forum
* CPI-ML (Liberation)
* Action 2007
* Bindrai Institute for Research Study & Action (BIRSA)
* NBA – Narmada

* Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS)
* Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

* Peoples’ Forum against ADB (PFAADB)
* Third World Network (TWN)
* Focus on the Global South
* Bretton Woods Project
* World Development Movement (WDM)
* Bank Information Center (BIC)

* Green Peace
* Toxics Link
* Kalpavriksh
* Sanctuary Asia
* Friends of the Earth (FoE)
* International Environmental Law Centre
* Council for Social Development (CSD India)

* International Forum on Globalization (IFG)
* Institute for Social Transformation (INSIST)
* Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS)
* Centre for Civil Society (CCS India)
* Environment Support Group (ESG India)
* India Resource Center (IRC)
* Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
* Institute for Popular Democracy (IPD)
* Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
* Delhi Forum
* Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
* India Social Institute (ISI)
* India Institute for Critical Action: Centre In Movement (CACIM)
* Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG)


* Citizens’ Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD)
* Narmada Bachao Andoland (NBA)
* South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People (SANDRP)
* International Rivers Network (IRN)
* Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
* India Water Portal


* Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF)
* Jubilee South
* mines, minerals & PEOPLE
* World Social Forum (WSF)

* Jubilee 2000
* Peoples Forum Against the ADB
* Independent Peoples’ Tribunal on the World Bank

* Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP India)
* Independent People’s Tribunal on the World Bank Group in India


* Society for International Development (SID)
* India Seminar
* The Hindu
* Frontline
* Monthly Review
* Resurgence
* Hard News
* Tehelka
* Civil Society
* Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)
* India Together
* The Ecologist
* Grassroots Options
* Gandhiana


* Zed Books
* Tulika Books
* Orient Longman
* Routledge
* Centre for Environment & Science (CSE India)
* Centre for Education and Documentation
* Books for Change
* Vimochana
* Kriti

* SEZ India
* Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
* Planning Commission, GoI
* Ministry of Tribal Affairs
* Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)
* Ministry of Finance (MoF)
* Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG India)
* Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoner)

* E-pao
* Imphal Free Press
* Kangla Online
* Kuki Forum
* The Aizol Times
* The Shillong Times
* The Assam Tribune
* The Morung Express
* Nagaland Post

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Dalit-related Human Rights Organisations Links,Web-media, & Key Dalit (Legal) Reference Documents

  • Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) - Delhi-based Dalit studies research institute established in 2002 to address the need for knowledge pertaining to issues of social exclusion and discrimination associated with caste, untouchability, ethnicity, and religious status.  IIDS aims especially (a) to provide knowledge support to Dalit and other NGOS, (b) to produce research enabling the development of appropriate government policies for social inclusion and (c) to serve as a resource center for researchers, activists, and others.
  • Dalit The Dalit Foundation is a registered trust under Indian charity law. The Foundation was established in 2003 and is the first grant-making agency in South Asia whose mission, vision and program objectives focus exclusively on social change and justice for Dalit communities. The Foundation supports individuals, small community-based organizations, and networks that work to secure social change and protect the rights of Dalits in South Asia.
  • Dalit Solidarity Based in the United Kingdom, DSN-UK is part of an international network campaigning for recognition of the problem of caste discrimination and action for its eradication. DSN lobbies, campaigns and educates politicians, development agencies, the media, companies and the public about caste and how they can take action to end this human rights scandal. DSN-UK started in 1998 as a network of individuals, groups, movements and agencies working in solidarity with Dalit communities in India .
  • International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) - Formed in 2000, the IDSN is a network of international organizations, national solidarity networks and affected country groups, campaigning against caste-based discrimination throughout the world, from the Dalits of South Asia to the Osu of Nigeria and the Burakumin of Japan.  The IDSN is based in Denmark and directs their advocacy and lobbying work especially towards the United Nations and European Union.
  • FORUM-ASIA (Asian Forum for Human Rights & Development) - Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a membership-based regional human rights organization in Asia (headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand) and presently, it has 40 member organizations (including NCDHR) in 15 countries in Asia.  Since 2004, FORUM-ASIA has been an “NGO in Consultative Status” with the UN.  FORUM-ASIA strives to empower people by advocating social justice, sustainable human development, participatory democracy, gender equality, peace and human security through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organizations in the region.
  • Human Rights Leading international NGO dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the globe.  Have done a great deal of excellent human rights work on the situation of Dalits in South Asia.
  • Social Watch India - Social Watch India is a New Delhi-based is a broad based network of civil society organizations, citizens and communities to build a process of monitoring governance towards professed goals of social development, particularly with respect to the marginalized sections of our country.  Its focus is to monitor the functioning and efficiency of the key institutions of governance and their commitment towards citizens and principles of democracy.
  • Navsarjan - NGO based in Gujarat which has run successful state-level campaigns on the issues of Banning Manual Scavenging & Rehabilitating Scavengers, Drinking Water for Dalits, Implementation of Land Reforms, Implementation of Minimum Wage for Farm Workers, and Implementation of the Atrocity Act.
  • Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) of Nepal Established in 1996, DNF is an umbrella organization of all Dalit NGOs in Nepal.  It is a national forum for raising the collective voices of the Dalit community to ensure their rights, dignity and opportunity through policy influencing, networking and alliance building.
  • Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace (ACJP) -  The ACJP is a United States-based global volunteer charity organization with its global headquarters at Tunkhannock, Pennslyvania, USA.  Their aim aim is to follow the path of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in working to liberate Dalits through social work and human rights education so that they can lead their lives with dignity and develop into citizens who can make maj
  • Dalit Freedom SAKSHI Human Rights Watch - NGO based in Andhra Pradesh doing excellent work on Dalit Human Rights
  • Network (DFN) United States (Colorado) based NGO, founded in 2003, with a presence throughout India, working mainly at the village level (especially on children’s education) and maintaining close ties with the All India Christian Council.
  • OneWorld South Asia - OneWorld South Asia provides media support to bring together a network of people and groups working for human rights and sustainable development across the globe. 


National Geographic Magazine Issue on “Untouchables” This site contains great photos as well as links to Video & Multimedia presentations on Dalit issues. Human Rights Watch Report: Hidden Apartheid: Caste Discrimination Against India’s “Untouchables”
Broken People: Caste Violence Against India’s Untouchables Perhaps the best book-length introduction to the ground-reality of the issues, violence, and discrimination presently faced by Dalits in India. Dalit-Related Videos Available on the Web:  “I’m Dalit, how are you?” (11min)  “The Untouchables – India” (9min) or contributions to the development of India


PPT / Slides on Bihar Floods
SSVK Green Globe Award
on - CNBC TV 18

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