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Sarswati Pashi is the member of Sagarmatha Dalit women group of Udharapur VDC of Banke. She is 27 years old and mother of 2 children. Before involvements of group, she felt shy to come out from her house. She didn’t talk with unknown person. She hasn’t knowledge about women and Dalit rights. When Dalit women group formatted by Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) in her villages in Kartik 2070.
She takes the place of secretary of her group. In group there is regular meeting and discussion on monthly basis. In discussion FEDO’s staff and representatives taught them about the meaningful and proportional representatives of Dalit women in communities and national level of every sector. So their group discuss the about the position of dalit women in school management committee of Bhanu Ma.Vi. of their community.
At first the election boards try to response them about other women and Dalit candidate in school management committee but this group claim about dalit women inclusion so finally the election board accepted to saraswati Pashi as member of school board for election. She did hard work for election her group member also helped and finally she gets 584 among 8 candidates.
In the question, what is your future plan in school management board as Dalit women member? She said that” “I am try to give Dalit children scholarship to right person and encourage to sent school to Dalit children”She add that “we have the plan to increase the dalit women representatives in every sector of VDC level.”In this away Dalit women are empowering and claiming their position in community.
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FEDO is a national level Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1994 to establish the rights of Dalit women by organizing and empowering them for their mainstreaming into national development. [+ read more]
- Global fund for Women
- International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
- European Union (EU)
- Womankind Worldwide
- WaterAid Nepal
- Open Society Foundation (OSF)
- World Bank/CECI
- Australian Embassy
- DanChurch Aid (DCA)