Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar dedicated his remarkable life to overcoming the practice of Untouchability, one of the most oppressive social structures the world has known, affecting one sixth of the population of India. He wanted to create a society imbued with the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. These are summed up in one of his favourite words, “Manuski”, which means humanity, or respect and compassion for fellow human beings. He also defined democracy as an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow human being.
Untouchablity was outlawed in the Indian Constitution in 1950. Despite that millions of people still suffer appalling living conditions, limited employment prospects, exploitation, discrimination, and violence just because they are still considered Untouchable. The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) of India compiles the atrocities committed on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. It gives a horrifying account of crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes all over India.
The Manuski Trust runs a series of interrelated projects helping to contribute to the sort of society Dr. Ambedkar envisaged. It is developing an All-India network of social activists to take this work forward.
Building and Strengthening leadership of marginalised women.
Human Rights Advocacy