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 is the Panchayati Raj?

Panchayati Raj is a decentralized form of governance in which each village is responsible for its own affairs and in which Gram Panchayats are the basic units of administration.


How is the Panchayati Raj organized?

It has 3 levels:
- Panchayati Samiti: Block level
- Zilla Parishad: District level
- Gram Panchayat: Village level


- Reservation of seats and leadership positions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Women
- Election every 5 years
- State finance commission set once in 5 years
- 29 subjects to Panchayat in eleventh schedule
- 18 subjects to municipalities
- 1/3 of the total seats reserved for women (including SC/ST Women)
- 1/3 offices of chairpersons reserved for women