Dalit Association for Social and Human Rights Awareness (DASHRA)
Theme :Non-discriminatory access to livelihood rights through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS)
The DASHRA project aims to increase access to livelihoods by promoting inclusive growth and access to rights and entitlements for scheduled castes (SC) and women.
The purpose of the project is to empower marginalised communities of dalits, Muslims, adivasis, women, children and disabled to enable them to realise their rights through social awareness and collective action.The project is supported by PACS for four years and will work in 100 villages in the Bhojpur and Nalanda districts of Bihar.
Supporting the emergence of local collectives of excluded groups, capable of demanding and securing rights and justice for the excluded communities.
Strengthening the social justice committees of Panchayats and influencing key agencies like Panchayati Raj institutions and government departments through sustained engagement.
Building collective pressure on service providers to deliver entitlements as specified by the government.
Initiating steps to seek judicial and penal action against instances of injustice through community-led campaigns.
Capacity building on information of rights and entitlements as guaranteed by the Indian Constitution and other relevant legislations and policies.
Since its inception, the Dalit Association for Social and Human Rights Awareness (DASHRA) has been engaged in the protection and promotion of human rights within the state of Bihar. DASHRA's objective is to promote human rights culture by empowering scheduled castes (SC) and the marginalised, including women and children.
It also works for capacity building to monitor human rights violations, and offers timely and appropriate intervention and advocacy.
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