Earthquake that couldn’t shake caste bias – Dalit victims of Nepal earthquake still waiting for any help

Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, EDWON is collecting money for a rebuilding fund for Dalits and tribal whose lives and homes have been decimated at the epicentre of earthquake in Gorkha. If you decide to donate, know that your contributions will go directly into the hand of Dalit and tribal women’s groups in their rebuilding efforts and will circumvent upper-caste village headmen. Many big relief organizations do not have this focus. ”

Dalit History Month said to please to Dalit organizations like FEDO http://www.fedonepal.org/about-fedo and others.

“In previous disaster situations, gay men were denied food aid in Haiti after the 2008 earthquake and trans people were denied entry to IDP camps after the floods in Pakistan because they didn’t possess proper government ID that matched their appearance.
Trans women have already had difficulty in Nepal accessing toilets.
LGBTI people are being told the Blue Diamond Society’s headquarters in Kathmandu, could fall at any second.” – GayStarNews. To donate to BDS http://www.bds.org.np/donate-us/

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Caravan

Caste has such strong foundation in Asia that no tsunami can wash it, no earthquake can shake it and no flood can carry away the filth of it. Once again Dalits have been left out of any relief work in Nepal earthquake. According to the latest news from The Indian Express (29th April) Dalits are still waiting for any help from Government. Dalits houses have been devastated by earthquake but no Government is helping them. It is not the first time that Dalits have been ignored by Governments in natural calamities. One can check out from Gujarat earthquake to Tamil Nadu Tsunami to Kosi River floods in Bihar, who has suffered the most? Dalits. Dalits suffer the most in natural disasters and Dalits’ experience in natural calamities isn’t very good; Dalits have always been left out of rehabilitation.

Here is what Dr. Ambedkar had said about the discrimination in charity…

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