Asia Dalit Rights Forum

ADRF is a collective platform of Dalit rights protagonists, emerged during the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India in 2004 and was consolidated in the events for Dalit Rights activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the India Social Forum, Delhi in 2006. Greater clarity of perspective emerged as Dalit rights activists again came together at the Karachi Social Forum, Pakistan in 2007. The rationale for this networking lay in the contiguity of the South Asian region countries, and the commonality of the systemic nature of discrimination and violence suffered by the Dalits and people discriminated against on the basis of work and descent in the region. <br>