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EVIDENCE – (Program unit of Media institute for National Development Trust

Madurai, India
Joined October 2017

The state of Tamil Nadu India is the field where Evidence operates. We travel to undertake fact finding where atrocities have been reported and visit different districts to conduct trainings.

Presence in: India
Focus: Other


Our Vision

Establishment of a society that ensures equality and justice to all.

Our Mission

We work towards the effective implementation of laws and policies to protect and promote Dalit and Tribal rights, especially the rights of women and children, and to eradicate discrimination and atrocities committed against them.

In collaboration with like-minded human rights organizations, social movements, professionals and others, we demand accountability from both the state and civil society to ensure equality and freedom for these marginalized communities to live with dignity and self-respect.

Activity ;

“Evidence is an organization which mainly focuses on monitoring Dalit rights and promoting social justice. Based in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, it was initiated in 2005. Its main activities are Dalit human rights monitoring, ‘women witness’ ensuring a gender focus within human rights monitoring, legal interventions, action oriented research, media interventions, round table consultations, promoting a Dalit civil rights forum, social dialogue between caste communities and strategic training programs. Within a short period we have been able to create a strong impact so that Evidence is now a well-known Dalit organization in Tamil Nadu working on behalf of Dalits.

Since 2006 we have intervened in over 1800 atrocity cases including murders, brutal attacks, sexual violence, discriminatory practices in schools and public institutions/places, social boycotts, encroachments or appropriation of Dalits’ property, denials of livelihood resources and basic amenities. More significantly, through a network of lawyers we have filed over 400 cases in the High Court requesting legal remedies.

People Associated With This Organization

Vincent Raj Arockia Samy

EVIDENCE – (Program unit of Media...
Joined October 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice
Vincent Raj @ Kathir has been working in the field of human rights for over 21 years. A Dalit himself, his witnessing and experiencing caste based discrimination from his childhood triggered his determination to fight against the caste system and caste based atrocities against Dalits. From an initial career as a writer on the experiences of the socially marginalized, he later shifted to rights based interventions, especially human rights monitoring and legal and advocacy interventions. This work experience and a commitment to Dalit rights eventually led him to initiate an independent organization, Evidence in 2005 to fight against caste discrimination and for social justice and equality.
Vincent Raj Arockia Samy is the network champion (main point of contact) for EVIDENCE – (Program unit of Media institute for National Development Trust.

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