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Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network

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Summary of organization

DHRDNet is a collective of over 1000 Dalit Human Rights Defenders from different states of India. DHRDNet provides free legal aid and advice to the Dalit victims of caste related violence, discrimination and exclusion. DHRDNet also engages in sensitisation, training and capacity building, research, and advocacy on issues of Dalit Human Rights Defenders, Caste Atrocity and so on.

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Detail description of organization

Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDNet) is a coalition of over 1000 Dalit human rights defenders from different states of India. However, DHRDNet mostly concentrates its work in five states – Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

We work towards:

1. Enhancing the skills and structural capacity of Dalit Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) through focused capacity building programme.

2. Then – using the skills obtained – developing legal assistance and monitoring programme

3. Using the new skills and outcomes of legal and monitoring programmes, expanding dialogue with the general public  and cooperation with government authorities for improvements in enforcement procedures/responses to human rights violations against Dalits.