the seattle globalistConnecting the movements for Dalit and Black lives, October 2015

“Last week a delegation from India came to Seattle to break the silence on caste apartheid and caste rape.”

“It didn’t get the attention it deserved. The women who came representing the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) are part of the largest challenge to caste-based sexual violence in Indian history. It’s a movement of survivors and activists who have been marching across India calling out the systemic failure of the Indian government to protect Dalit women and their families.”

“Dalit, which literally means “oppressed,” refers to those who for hundreds of years they were considered “untouchables” within the Hindu caste system. They number over 260 million people in India today, with more in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.”

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