Sunday, May 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit women conference concludes

Dalit women conference concludes

Seek statute rights‚ end to discrimination

Added At: 2011-05-13 11:24 PM


KATHMANDU: A three-day national conference of Dalit women, that began
on May 11 with the theme 'Dignified life, inclusion and social
transformation', ended today with

38-point Kathmandu Declaration.

During the conference, Dalit women demanded the government,
Constituent Assembly, political parties and other concerned to end all
kinds of discrimination against them.

They also demanded proportionate representation in all government
organs such as parliament, government, administrative mechanism, and
various organisations.

They have urged constitutional provision of 20 per cent reservation
for Dalit community and 50 per cent reservation for women. Durga Sob,
president of Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), said that out of
total reservation for women, Dalit women should have 20 per cent
reservation and within the Dalit community, women should have 50 per
cent reservation.

Dalit women also demanded establishment of Badi Development Board to
address the problems of Badi women.

They also wanted representation of Dalit women in both private and
government media houses, free membership in the Public Service
Commission' training classes, and free training for Dalit women.


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