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A Voice for Dalit Women in India: Ruth Manorama Speaks Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination | Democracy Now!

3.10.15

A Voice for Dalit Women in India: Ruth Manorama Speaks Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination | Democracy Now!: There are 200 million Dalits, who were previously called "untouchables," in India. According to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau, four Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, and two Dalit homes are torched every day. Now the Dalit Women’s Self-Respect Movement, a new national campaign to end caste-based sexual violence, is underway in India. The movement is the subject of the upcoming documentary, “#Dalitwomenfight!” We speak with Ruth Manorama, a well-known Dalit activist, who was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006 for "her commitment over decades to achieving equality for Dalit women, building effective and committed women’s organizations and working for their rights at national and international levels."


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