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National Dalit Movement for Justice-NCDHR

New Delhi, India
Joined July 2018

National Dalit Movement for Justice, INDIA, is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on caste and work towards protection and promotion of the rights of Dalits and Adivasis.

Presence in: India
Focus: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence

National Dalit Movement for Justice – NCDHR is led by activists from socially excluded communities with support and solidarity of people’s movements and CSO networks addressing caste-based discrimination at national and international forums. Since its inception, in 1998 NCDHR has been striving for promoting human rights socio-economic, civil and political rights of Dalits in India. It has journeyed with a wide network of NGO partners engaging in human rights promotion for more than a decade. One of its movement “National Dalit Movement for Justice” (NDMJ) has been instrumental in visibilizing caste-based discrimination by capacitating over 1000 human rights defenders and strengthening socially excluded communities in holding state accountable on access to justice and in specific monitoring of the implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and Rules 1995 and related legislations. At the national level, NDMJ is involved in strengthening and capacitating Dalit Human Rights Defenders. Facilitating field visits to the incidents of atrocities and subsequent follow up with the Police, human rights commissions against the non- implementation of the legal remedies available to them. NDMJ has successfully provided pro bono legal aid to the victims of atrocities through court monitoring. Facilitated appointment of advocates of victim’s choice as per law. Engages with relevant human rights, government, and parliamentary, judicial and academic institutions for the policy level advocacy. We have been able to reach the communities through a Network of 563 Dalit and Adivasi organisations across the country. The work has resulted in concrete outcomes such as amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and Rules 1995, based on the contemporary challenges faced by the community.

People Associated With This Organization

Rahul Singh

India  
National Dalit Movement for...
Joined July 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I am a Law graduate from University of Delhi, INDIA and work with National Dalit Movement for Justice- NCDHR, New Delhi, since April 2006 as National Program Coordinator. My present work responsibilities includes Monitoring Dalit Human Rights Violations including rights of undertrials and convicts and addressing state violence. Identifying capacity building needs of the Dalit community and Partner Organizations to address the gaps in the implementation of the related legislations. Facilitate capacity building program for the NGOs/CBOs staffs at the Project level. Conduct and facilitate capacity building programmes for Dalit Advocates, Dalit Victims and Witnesses on SCs and STs (PoA) Act 1989 and Rules 1995. Organize & facilitate workshop, training, seminar etc.
Rahul Singh is the network champion (main point of contact) for National Dalit Movement for Justice-NCDHR.

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