Origin and Background of AIDMAM

All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) is a movement initiated and promoted by NCDHR (National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights) at the national level to focus exclusively on Dalit women. Its genesis is rooted in an attempt to address severe vulnerabilities faced by the 80 million Dalit women and girls who are socially excluded and lie at the bottom of India’s caste, class and gender hierarchies.

Our Aims

AIDMAM aims to support and strengthen Dalit women to address violence and access justice and rights through networking, enhancing skills and leadership at district and state level. AIDMAM’s objective is to Empower Dalit Women to challenge against Caste, Class and Patriarchal Norms. Support Dalit Women to liberate Dalit Women from their multi-dimensional issues.

What Are We Doing?

AIDMAM is an initiative to provide a platform for Dalit Women and to tackle the women's issues in this belt.

AIDMAM is committed to challenge the hegemony of patriarchy, caste, culture and class oppression, exploitation and marginalization of Dalit Women, through the support and the empowerment of Dalit Women, through networking, enhancing skills and leadership at district and state level.

AIDMAM has been working in the North of India since 2006, and over the last few years, AIDMAM has developed interventions in six states i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan and Orissa and has built a base to further strengthen Dalit Women in their move for rights and entitlements that is rightly due.

Major Activities of AIDMAM:
  • Identify Dalit Women activits, leaders, organisation of Dalit men
- Facilitate building of Dalit women perspectives analysis and programme implementation among a network of members and Dalit women elected representatives
- Data gathering
- Organisation of advocavy meeting and public programs to highlight the concerns
- Network with Dalit, women and Human Rights organisations.
  • Monitor violence against Dalit Women
- Monitor cases in the 6 States
- Research on violence and related issues
- Liaison with state authorities
  • Advocacy to promote Dalit women's access to rights
- Public case studies, research, materials for training and awareness building
- Network with other organisations fighting for Human Rights
- Organisation of advocacy meetings and public programmes to highlight issues and create sensitivity about the Dalit Women issues.
  • Capacity building
- Training, team building
- Promoting and strenghtening Dalit Women

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