Dalit (from Sanskrit: दलित, romanized: dalita meaning "broken/scattered", Hindi: दलित, romanized: dalit, same meaning) is a name for people belonging to the lowest caste in India, characterised as "untouchable". Dalits were excluded from the four-fold varna system of Hinduism and were seen as forming a fifth varna, also known by the name of Panchama. Dalits now profess various religious beliefs, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam and various other belief systems.



World Bank Group · 3 November 2023 English

opportunities to women and vulnerable youth, including IP, Dalits, and Muslims, among others. Based on past experiences

World Bank Group · 3 November 2023 English

groups such as women, People with Disability (PWD), Dalits and others was also undertaken. Issues raised

World Bank Group · 3 November 2023 English

special attention should be given to groups such as Dalits, female-headed households, Indigenous Peoples, landlessness, female-headed with orphans, low caste (Dalits) with evidence of exclusion, and households with beneficiaries, PAPs, women, IPs, and vulnerable such as Dalits and other local key informants. The information government. The vulnerable groups may include the Dalits, women (including women of single-headed households

CANSA: Climate Action Network South Asia · 2 November 2023 English

Key issues associated with the urban poor include lack of government recognition to the informal settlements, basic safety of lives and livelihoods, frequent flooding and inundation of the settlements followed …

justice” and has provision to provide land to landless Dalits and provide shelter for those who do not have means

World Bank Group · 2 November 2023 English

vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as women, Dalits, Indigenous Peoples and People with Disabilities indigenous people (IPs) and vulnerable groups, such as Dalits, present in the project area and to inform them representations of major groups such as women, IPs, Dalits, PWDs is important in these consultations. • groups, PWD, NGO federation, Indigenous Peoples, Dalits, women, and others. stakeholders in an accessible ensure to participate the disadvantaged groups like Dalits Consultations with vulnerable groups; 1. Sudurpaschim

World Bank Group · 2 November 2023 English

vulnerable groups such as Indigenous Peoples, landless, Dalits and People with disabilities. Separate consultations community and vulnerable groups such as women, Dalits, landless, IPs in the project planning The World

USAID: United States Agency for International Development · 18 October 2023 English

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This guidance (1) explains the concept of inclusive development and its importance to achieving USAID’s development goals, (2) serves as a framework for applying USAID policies and guidance …

well-known caste system, in South Asia, excludes the Dalits from the recognized castes, traditionally relegating

CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 17 October 2023 English

By 2060, Asian Americans are projected to be the United States’ largest immigrant group, with their numbers estimated to surpass 46 million, or more than 10 percent of the total …

India’s historically marginalized castes (known as Dalits) alleged that some of his upper caste Indian American

ALIGN: Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms · 16 October 2023 English

Quantitative representation and gender norms The difference in results between the 1992 elections where there were no quotas and the results of the 2017 election suggests that the representation of …

and empowerment of marginalised people, women, Dalits, youth, janjatis, people with disabilities, and in LG was similar to the social discrimination Dalits had been facing for many generations. Dalit women recruit as mentors for women leaders who are poor, Dalits and/or marginalised. • Women leaders in LGs should Christians 2 Kirats 3 Ethnicity Brahmin/ chettri 31 Dalits 9 Indigenous 5 Other backwarded community 4 Other

BBC Media Action · 10 October 2023

Base n=5582 Mobile phone ownership by gender (Base n=5582) Smart Phone Feature Phone Both Female 48% 46% 4% man Male 52% 54% 6% Nepal Media Landscape 1 % of Nepali …

Hill Chhetri Newari Madhesi Hill Janajati Hill Dalits Terai Janajati Terai Dalit Muslims (n=904) (n=982) (n=385) (n=704) (n=232) (n=179) (n=53) Muslims, Terai Dalits, Terai Janajati have less access to radio, television

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