ADVOCATING & PROMOTING THE DALITS & THE MARGINALISED

FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS

 
Donate  and Support Dalit Solidarity's Programs

Dalit Solidarity, Inc. was established as a 501(3)© charitable and tax-exempt organization in 2000  to promote equality and justice for Dalits who have been marginalised and segregated for centuries under the shadow of Caste oppression in the sub-continent of India. Even today, at the dawn of twenty first century when India has become a super power, the pain of untouchablity is strongly felt as ever before by more than three hundred million dalits. Although some dalits have achieved success in getting political, economical and social status, still majority of dalits live in extreme poverty and continue to go through severe discrimination in all walks of life. According to the latest estimates of the Planning Commission Report of 2010, 323 million people live below poverty line in India. This indicates that 37.2 percent of the Indian population is living below poverty line. It can be certain that a huge majority of this population are dalits who suffer not only economical disparity but also painfully the social discrimination.  Despite the existence of different schemes and programs to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the poor and marginalized, the plight of the Dalits still remains largely unchanged. It is reported that 80 percent of Dalits live in rural areas, 86 percent are landless, 60 percent are dependent on occasional employment and only 30 percent are literate. No other race in the world has ever suffered like the Dalits who continue live through the stigma of Untouchablity under the pretext of religion.

For the past 19 years, Dalit Solidarity has worked steadily to provide India’s Dalits with the tools they need to make better lives for themselves and their families. We advocate tirelessly on behalf of India’s Dalits, addressing the issues of caste and untouchability, and standing strong for one of the world’s most oppressed populations.  Our program is designed to build awareness regarding the social injustices faced by the Dalits; to promote activism in the Dalit movement; and to provide resources. We are registered as a charity in the states of Pennsylvania, Illinois and California to work toward the empowerment of dalits. 

Dalit Solidarity works with the Dalits, the poorest members of Indian society. Formerly known as "untouchables," Dalits are the victims of an ancient form of persecution and segregation in India known as the caste system. Dalits suffer discrimination in education, employment, and health care. Their occupation and status in life are predetermined from birth. Approximately 25% of India's 1.1 billion people are Dalits. Most Dalits live in severe poverty, earning less than $1 a day.  There are 250 million Dalits in India-about 1/6th of the total population.

 


Advocacy

Our main focus is advocacy and lobbying through which we creat both awareness and awakening. We have brought awareness of this  injustice and oppression both nationally and internationally.

We have also brought awakening to the dalits that they are simply explolited and abused all these centuries under the pretext of the caste and religion. Through education and training, we have made the dalits realise that it is time for them to wake up.

  • On July 24, 2007, the US House of Representatives passed a historic resolution condemning the caste system and untouchability in India.
  • A similar resolution was passed by the European Union Parliament in February, 2007.
  • On Sep. 4, 2007, the General Assembly of Pennsylvania also introduced a resolution condemning the caste system.
  • Learn more about Untouchability Legislation

 

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Programs in Focus

  • Volunteering  : (For Info: 708-612-4248) or dalitsolidarity@gmail.com
  • Dalit Solidarity, Inc. provides a great opportunity to experience Dalit Reality and to live with the Dalits to know them better. We have ten years of experience of providing this cultural learning to many people from the Europe and the USA. We have a great team in India to guide you in every way to make your travel very safe and productive.
  • Join with us to march with the Outcaste and the Marginalised toward their emancipation and empowerment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is a great news that  'UK Fund for Charities' has accepted Dalit Solidarity, Inc. as a member of their International Program through which UK Fund supports the fundraising efforts of  Dalit Solidarity in the United Kingdom. UK Fund for Charities supports various charities around the world to encourage their humanitarian programs. It is a registered charity in the UK to faciliate fundraising activities of the international charities within the UK. Since Dalit Solidarity, Inc. is a tax-exempt and charitable organization in the United States, UK Fund has extended this great gesture of becoming as one of their members in 2010 to solicit funds in the United Kinddom to support our efforts in improving the lives of our Dalits in India. Dalit Solidarity, Inc. is very grateful to the Board of Trustees of the UK Fund for Charities for granting this previlege to be part of their family. We make an appeal to every one in the United Kingdom especially to our friends of  Dalit Solidarity, to consider in extending your support to continue our programs among the Dalits. Your support is very critical in making a great difference in the lives of so many Dalits who are still considered to be outcaste and marginalised. Your generosity and sacrifice will lift them up and change their present condition.

HOW TO DONATE DALIT SOLIDARITY THROUGH UK FUND FOR CHARITIES?

The friends and supporters of Dalit Solidarity, Inc. in the United Kingdom can extend your generous support by sending your cheques to the UK Fund for Charities in the UK, along with the Donation Form which includes an option to Gift Aid your donations. This will allow the UK Fund for Charities to reclaim the tax paid on the donation amount.  You can forward both your contribution and the Donation Form to UK Fund, PO. Box 50, Lingfield, RH7 6FT, United Kingdom. If you need more info, please send a note to  info@ukfundforcharities.com  Tel: 44(0)1342871910   You can download the donation form from their website:  www.ukfundforcharities.org
Please send us a copy of your donation to Dalit Solidarity, Inc. Post Box 112, Hines, IL 60141, USA or you can also send a note dalitsolidarity@gmail.com
Here is the UK Fund website where you donate on line to Dalit  Solidarity

http://www.ukfundforcharities.org/online_giving.php    You can choose  Dalit Solildarity as your suggested charity.
If you have any question, please mail to us: dalitsolidarity@gmail.com or call us at (001) 708-612-4248

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ADVOCATING THE RIGHTS OF THE DALITS & THE MARGINALISED

19 YEARS OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICE