Caste Discrimination

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Caste Discrimination

Did you Know??Caste discrimination involves massive violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. It is often outlawed in countries affected by it, but caste-bias within the justice systems largely leave Dalits without protection.The experiences that children have in their first classrooms are foundational to how they think about themselves as learners, students, and members of the larger communities around them. Any experiences of discrimination at this vulnerable age can negatively affect personal development and academic trajectories, and limit the emotional benefits of early childhood education.

Statistical Caste discrimationCaste discrimination affects approximately 260 million people worldwide, the vast majority living in South Asia.This impacts more than 165 million Dalits —the victims, survivors, as well as approximately 860 million nonDalits—the bystanders, and witnesses.

A Stand Against Caste DiscriminationMany countries have legislation that outlaws caste discrimination – in India, for example, the body of legislation meant to protect Dalits and improve their situation is extensive. But political will to ensure implementation is lacking and discrimination from village level up to government level continues unabated. Caste discrimination and the human rights violations that inevitably follow can only be avoided if decision makers at all levels decide to take action.Change has to come from within caste affected countries themselves, people need to raise awareness and engage with policy makers at international level in order to end this crisis.

Caste DiscriminationCaste systems are a form of social and economic governance that is based on principles and customary rules:Caste systems involve the division of people into social groups where assignments of rights are determined by birth, are fixed and hereditary.The assignment of basic rights among various castes is both unequal and hierarchical, with those at the top enjoying most rights coupled with least duties and those at the bottom performing most duties coupled with no rights.

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