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Please sign our petition to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to completely eradicate manual scavenging from India.
End Manual Scavenging Now!
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WHO WE ARE
SANKARAN RESEARCH UNIT
We examine the state, the market, and people’s movements in perpetuating or resisting inequality, discrimination and exploitation.
SRU- RAM NARAYAN KUMAR CENTRE
The Ram Narayan Kumar Centre deals research and advocacy works related to communal violence, human rights and minorities issues; and also working directly with survivors of mass and communal violence.
We develop meaningful and effective policies and interventions to address the needs of the urban homeless through research and action.
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INDIA EXCLUSION REPORT
The India Exclusion Report is a flagship annual publication of CES, seeks to inform public opinion around exclusion in India. It also aims to influence policy making towards more inclusive and equitable governance, and serve as a tool to support public action for the greater inclusion of excluded communities in the country.
POLICY AND INCLUSION DIALOGUE SERIES
Lack of public debate around policies, even when backed by the best of intentions, is a major reason for unintended consequences in their implementation. There is a recognised need to enlarge the basket of opinions that inform policy making in a structured manner, without compromising on the technical rigour and expertise that make for a well functioning programme. In this project, the Centre for Equity Studies organizes regular discussions around public policies.
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS IN INDIA
Our overall objective of our project on Manual Scavengers is to contribute to strengthening capacities of Civil Society organizations (CSOs) and the communities of manual scavengers by equipping them with knowledge and skills to advocate for their rights to justice, and promote an inclusive, equitable and peaceful society in line with SDG16. This project aims to build capacities of dalits particularly manual scavenging community, and their CSOs, to support SDG 16 targets (viz. 16.3, 16.7) through effective implementation of the law and policies for elimination of manual scavenging in India.
Our research on Urban Poverty examines the action/inaction of the state towards the problems of housing and shelter, water, sanitation, health, education, social security, and livelihoods along with special needs of vulnerable groups like women, children, homeless people, minorities and aged people.
Our research on Gender examines the action/inaction of the state towards the issues of gender and inequality. Our gender research has been aggravated by a theoretical interest in developing gender research as a separate domain of knowledge. We seek to analyse the political ambition to address issues related to gender such as women’s rights, gender equality, LGBTQ rights and rights of sex workers.
Our research on Rural Livelihoods & Agrarian Crisis seeks to examine issues like right to food & social security in rural India, agrarian distress and the issue informal labour, the tribal question, religious and communal conflict, exclusions based on age, gender and disability, and so on.
Under the Social Justice research domain, the Centre for Equity Studies examines different treatments of the state towards people based on their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, education and mental or physical ability.
Through its Law and Public Policy research, CES contributes scholarly voice on issues of law and public policy vital to India’s future. The Centre for Equity Studies provides expert analysis on government law and policy initiatives and contributes in shaping public discourse through recommending and formulating policy reform proposals.
The ‘Conflict and Targeted Violence’ research area of Centre for Equity Studies examines the role of the state and communities towards religious and communal conflict in India. We strive towards establishing a dialogue with communities, organizations on ground, with policy makers and public intellectuals, and with other concerned individuals.