Dalit Lives: Exhibition opening and discussion with Ruth Manorama on human rights struggles of the Dalits ("Untouchables")

 

Exhibition of the Dalit Network Netherlands (DNN), to be held by Equalinrights the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)

      

Caste discrimination in Asia and Africa is one of the most widespread, persistent and gross human rights violations, affecting around 260 million people worldwide. Premised on one's birth into a particular community, it has profound implications, often effectively withdrawing people's most basic human rights. This exhibition is part of a campaign to increase awareness of this situation and stop caste discrimination.

 

Please join us and be part of this effort!

 

When?      November 22 2006, 4 – 6 pm

Where?     he Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht

 

4 pm   Introduction and welcome, Professor Bas de Gaay Fortman  

 

4:10   DVD-fragments 'A woman apart – Fragments from the life of Dalit women'

 

4:20   The human rights struggles and multi-layered oppression of Dalit women,

Ruth Manorama, 2006 recipient of the Rights Livelihood Award for persistent commitment to equality and realisation of human rights for Dalit women

 

4:45   Pressing struggles and strategies for change, Aloysius sj IDEAS, Madurai, India

                     

5:00   Questions and Discussion

 

5:30   Opening of the photo exhibition "Dalit Lives" and drinks                      

 

Stop Caste Discrimination – Support the Dalits

Website Dalit Netwerk Nederland

www.dalits.nl

Originele uitnodiging opening ''Dalit Lives''

www.indianet.nl/dnn_agenda.html

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