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A new batch of girls has started from 15th February,2012. An interview will be conducted at DSK on each 14th and new batch will start on 15th of the month till August,2012. Each course will be for 3 months.

Navsarjan has closed down all its activities by david — last modified 2017-02-16 18:03
Since 21st December 2016, Navsarjan Trust has closed down all its activities and programs.
Interactive Forum by david — last modified 2013-12-27 12:47
Views on human rights, social justice and peace
Annual report of Navsarjan Trust by david — last modified 2013-07-19 23:23
Navsarjan presents its Annual report for the year 2011-2012.
AHMEDABAD RISING by david — last modified 2013-02-22 14:27
On February 14, 2013, Navsarjan joined thousands of voices in the Ahmedabad community and across the world to speak out against violence against women. Ahmedabad Rising is part of One Billion Rising, a global movement to demand an end to violence against women. With 184 countries participating, it was the largest mass protest in history.
Join ShobhaYatra - March to celebrate struggle for equality (Ahmedabad, from 2013-04-13 14:15 to 2013-04-14 14:15) by david
Navsarjan has joined with other NGOs committed to social justice and human rights to organize the Shobhayatra March for Equality. The Shobhayatra will take place in Ahmedabad on April 13, 2013 – the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was responsible for the principle of equality in the Indian Constitution. Consistent with Dr. Ambedkar’s beliefs, the Shobhayatra will focus on principles of equality for Dalits, for women, for the poor, and for all marginalized communities.
Shobha Yatra - "March to celebrate struggle for equality" by david — last modified 2013-02-22 14:22
Navsarjan has joined with other NGOs committed to social justice and human rights to organize the Shobhayatra March for Equality. The Shobhayatra will take place in Ahmedabad on April 14, 2013 – the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was responsible for the principle of equality in the Indian Constitution. Consistent with Dr. Ambedkar’s beliefs, the Shobhayatra will focus on principles of equality for Dalits, for women, for the poor, and for all marginalized communities. Modeled on a National Independence Day parade, the March for Equality will include representatives from all Districts, religions, castes, genders and ages and will feature floats honoring Dr. Ambedkar, Gandhiji, Lord Buddha, elected women, lawyers who fight for social justice, artists from all over Gujarat, and many more. Please join us in this important movement for social justice. For more information about the Shobhayatra, including how to get involved and how to support us financially, please visit www.marchforequality.org
The Shobhayatra (March for Equality) by david — last modified 2013-02-22 14:05
Navsarjan has joined with other NGOs committed to social justice and human rights to organize the Shobhayatra March for Equality. The Shobhayatra will take place in Ahmedabad on April 14, 2013 – the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was responsible for the principle of equality in the Indian Constitution. Consistent with Dr. Ambedkar’s beliefs, the Shobhayatra will focus on principles of equality for Dalits, for women, for the poor, and for all marginalized communities. Modeled on a National Independence Day parade, the March for Equality will include representatives from all Districts, religions, castes, genders and ages and will feature floats honoring Dr. Ambedkar, Gandhiji, Lord Buddha, elected women, lawyers who fight for social justice, artists from all over Gujarat, and many more. Please join us in this important movement for social justice. For more information about the Shobhayatra, including how to get involved and how to support us financially, please visit www.marchforequality.org
Times Social Impact Awards conferred to Navsarjan Trust by david — last modified 2013-02-06 22:36
On January 28, 2013, Navsarjan was honored with a Times of India Social Impact Award for our pioneering work on behalf of the legal rights of the Dalits and other marginalized communities in Gujarat. These highly competitive awards are bestowed upon change-makers within NGOs, corporations and government who have quietly worked to transform the lives of millions of marginalized Indians. Navsarjan’s Executive Director, Manjula Pradeep, accepted the award. President Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the awards function. Each award recipient selected a beneficiary of their NGO to present the award to them. In the case of Navsarjan, Baluben Makwana, a village woman from the Dalit community who has fought alongside Ms. Pradeep for land rights for the Dalit women in her village, was the award presenter. It was Ms. Baluben’s first trip by air – a rare event for someone from a poor Dalit community. This is the second year that the awards have been presented. Navsarjan was chosen from over 1500 entries by a panel of distinguished individuals. The awards covered five categories: livelihoods, advocacy and empowerment, education, health and the environment. Navsarjan was recognized in the advocacy and empowerment category. We are very proud to receive this award, which honors not just Navsarjan but all of those who fight for the rights of the Dalits and other marginalized communities in India. News link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/TOI-Social-Impact-awardees-a-symbol-of-hope-Pranab/videoshow/18258885.cms http://m.timesofindia.com/city/ahmedabad/TOI-Social-Impact-Awards-Cracking-caste-ceilings/articleshow/18283556.cms
Narrative and video interview of Ms. Manjula Pradeep - Executive Director of Navsarjan Trust by david — last modified 2013-03-07 01:24
Ms. Manjula Pradeep was selected as one of the four women peacemakers by Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego for the year 2011. Her narrative and video interviews are there in the link.
Navsarjan organizes Public hearing on social boycott and forced boycott of Dalits and Tribal in Gujarat by david — last modified 2012-03-06 22:06
On 24th January 2012 to commemorate Republic of India, a public hearing was organized on social boycott and forced migration of Dalits and Tribal in 17 villages of Gujarat.
Navsarjan organizes public hearing on social boycott and forced migration of Dalits and Tribal in Gujarat by david — last modified 2012-03-06 21:48
On 24th January 2012, to commemorate republic of India, a public hearing on social boycott and forced migration of Dalits and Tribal in 17 villages of Gujarat was held by Navsarjan in the state capital of Gujarat.
Navsarjan releases new report on gender violence, access to justice for Dalit women by david — last modified 2011-12-21 20:23
In light of the reality that Dalit women remain victims of violent crime and receive little protection under Indian law, Navsarjan Trust has released an extensive report on gender violence and access to justice for Dalit women during the period 2004-2009. With the support of Minority Rights Group International, Navsarjan’s research has demonstrated that Dalit women remain susceptible to violence that pervades their villages, homes and intimate relationships. Dalit women additionally endure precarious access to justice, as they often face case delays and other barriers when seeking to file legal claims.
"Untouchables of India"A Photography project in Gujarat, India by Vivien Francis, by david — last modified 2011-10-31 12:00
A photo-documentary book created to tell the story of the community that occupies the lowest place in the Indian social structure.... Vivi worked in Navsarjan for her summer internship in the year 2010 as a Masters student from Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, U.S. and had taken amazing pictures.. She wants to raise funds for Navsarjan to help in their education program. Please click on this news item and support her project. Jai Bhim!
"Untouchables of India" by david — last modified 2011-10-31 11:41
A photo-documentary book created to tell the story of the community that occupies the lowest place of India social structure. Please click on http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/275897213/untouchables-of-india
Inviting applications for the position of Program Director by david — last modified 2011-10-24 03:30
Navsarjan is an esteemed and one of largely known organization in the arena of human rights and social justice in India. The organization invites application for the position of Program Director. This position is of great value for the organization as it would not only support the work of the organization but will also strengthen the movement for ensuring equality, rule of law and dignity for the marginalized communities. The applicant seeking this position should have the commitment, passion and courage to strive for human rights and should have the ability to play an important role towards social change.
Inviting job application for the position of Program Director by david — last modified 2011-10-24 03:25
Navsarjan is an esteemed and one of largely known organization in the arena of human rights and social justice in India. The organization invites application for the position of Program Director. This position is of great value for the organization as it would not only support the work of the organization but will also strengthen the movement for ensuring equality, rule of law and dignity for the marginalized communities. The applicant seeking this position should have the commitment, passion and courage to strive for human rights and should have the ability to play an important role towards social change.
New Video on DSK by david — last modified 2011-10-24 03:27
A new video on the students of DSK has been made and is also put on the website www.empowervideotour.org by EMpower the organization which supports the work of Dalit Shakti Kendra.
Announcement for sponsoring a female student in the next batch at our Dalit Shakti Kendra by david — last modified 2011-04-15 19:14
Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), The Dalit Empowerment Center, a joint project of Navsarjan and Janvikas, is a residential vocational training center serving economically and socially marginalized youth in the state of Gujarat, India. However, in addition to learning marketable skills like computer literacy, educational toy manufacture, beauty skills (hair styling, make-up, manicure), cooking, and videography, DSK also provides personality development, leadership skills, and a space for self-reflection and growth. Here, young teens who have faced crippling poverty and caste discrimination are free to be teenagers, learning and playing in a safe and secure environment as they should. Most of DSK's students are landless and have dropped out of school to help feed their families. The problem is that this binds them to a lifetime of agricultural labor and caste-based occupations, traditionally the lowest paying and least secure work one can find in India. People doing these difficult manual tasks can expect to make no more than 100 rupees a day, a little more than two dollars! But DSK is more than that. Through the skills they learn and the environment in which they live, these children gain a sense of pride in who they are and hope for the future, taking a message of equality for all people back to their homes and villages. Follow-up studies show that a majority of DSK graduates are employed or self-employed, lifting themselves and their families out of the cycle of crippling poverty and discrimination. However, there are still challenges, especially with the girls. You see, parental prejudice and fears, prevailing social conditions, lack of employment opportunities, and extreme poverty often work against girls coming to DSK. That's where you come in. Our experience demonstrates, that if we can keep the costs down and help ensure future employment, parents will be more willing to send the daughters. DSK is commited to 100% employment of all its graduates and following up with them once they leave the campus. All it takes is your commitment. So will you do it? Will you save a life? You can do so today. It just takes $125. *Dalit is the term this community has chosen to describe itself in lieu of the pejorative "untouchables." You can do the payment via paypal through our website www.navsarjan.org Thanks for the Support! Manjula Pradeep Executive Director Navsarjan
Blog on the campaign to eradicate manual scavenging by navsarjan — last modified 2010-06-26 17:57
Navsarjan has been addressing the issue of eradicating manual scavenging in Gujarat since 1995. Manual scavenging is one of the inhuman and worst form of caste based occupation forced upon the people who are born in the lowest caste in the social structure of Indian society. Through this web page we would not only highlight the issue but will put success stories where a manual scavenger has liberated herself/himself and is doing dignified work. We would also highlight the stories of leaders of this community who are being trained to strengthen the Dalit movement.
Navsarjan announces results of unprecedented Study on Untouchability by navsarjan — last modified 2010-01-29 15:52
Navsarjan Trust, together with RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, have published a study that describes the prevalence of untouchability practices in Gujarat, based on research in 1589 villages. Click for the report itself as well as media reports.
Collective to end violence against women in Gujarat by pranav — last modified 2009-12-25 15:30
Navsarjan has joined in a State level collective of likeminded human rights and women's rights organizations under Mahila Adhikar Abhiyan i.e. Women's rights movement. A public hearing was organised on 8th December 2009 in Ahmedabad. This event was covered in major Indian newspapers.
Collective to end violence against women by pranav — last modified 2009-12-20 11:16
Navsarjan has joined in a State level collective of likeminded human rights and women's rights organizations under Mahila Adhikar Abhiyan i.e. Women's rights movement. A public hearing was organised on 8th December 2009 in Ahmedabad. Please see the news coverage in major newspapers
Navsarjan's 'Census on Untouchability' In the News by pranav — last modified 2010-01-29 12:10
Links to articles in major newspapers about findings from Navsarjan's 'Census on Untouchability in Gujarat' released on 27th January 2010. 1,589 villages throughout Gujarat were surveyed to gain a picture of untouchability practices and discrimination against Dalits.
Press Clippings on the protest event held on 17th August 2009 by pranav — last modified 2009-08-20 20:54
The protest event on the 17th August was taken out effectively. It got wide response from the media, civil society groups, individuals, etc. Some press clippings and pictures are given here.
Protest event against manual scavenging and related caste based occupations by pranav — last modified 2009-08-15 22:27
Every year Navsarjan organizes protest event to eliminate manual scavenging practice in Gujarat. This year there would be more than 1000 children from this community coming to Gandhi Ashram from 12 districts of Gujarat to speak about their plight and pain for being born in the lowest caste...
New Website - Manual Scavenging by david — last modified 2009-06-15 17:52
Navsarjan's new website depicting the stories of those who have left the practice of manual scavenging.
Manual Scavenging Persists in India by pranav — last modified 2009-04-01 13:35
Navsarjan Executive Director Manjula Pradeep's radio interview on the continued practice of manual scavenging in Gujarat
Radio interview of Manjula Pradeep on Asia Pacific Forum by pranav — last modified 2009-04-01 13:46
Navsarjan's Executive Director was interviewed on New York City radio concerning the landmark judgement in the Patan gangrape case
Life Imprisonment for the six accused in the Patan Gang Rape Case by pranav — last modified 2009-09-09 15:16
All the accused Professors who raped a Dalit girl in all girls PTC college in Patan (in North Gujarat) have been sentenced for life imprisonment by the Fast track court on the 6th March 2009. More news on the same is given in Navsarjan in news
Navsarjan in the News by bhairab — last modified 2009-04-01 14:43
Links to some of the articles written in major newspapers and magazines about Navsarjan's activities
Raped and Sold 4 times by pranav — last modified 2009-03-18 16:28
A minor Dalit girl hailing from Bavla town in Gujarat was raped and sold during the year 2006-2007. She is waiting to get justice after the Patan judgement
Patan Judgement by pranav — last modified 2009-03-18 16:28