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Dalit Women & Girl Sanitation Workers: Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent

By Desember 15, 2022Agustus 14th, 2023No Comments

This report, by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights provides insight into the lived realities and stories of women and girl sanitation workers in two states in India (Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra). Their voices often go unheard and their lives made invisible due to the stigma attached to their work. Based on a combination of a literature review and focus group discussions with women and girl , the report helps the reader to understand the issues and challenges of daily life from their lens, and the hurdles they face in accessing their rights and entitlements. The report also provides an analysis of existing schemes and budget allocation for sanitation workers and the gaps that must be addressed by the government and society at large.

Cover image of report on women & girl sanitation workers (smiling girls standing on back of parked truck)