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1. All Dalit rights and provisions should be included in the new constitution that were accepted and approved by the previous CA and the present CA Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee as well.
2. Ensure proportional representation of Dalit at the central, provincial and local level, where the number of Dalit representatives should be maintained at least 3, 5 and 10 percent respectively.
3. If the proposed mixed-election system is adopted, then there should be constitutional provisions to conduct election among only Dalit candidates in first-past in post election. And if there are problems to do that, then Dalit candidates should be elected through proportional representation.
4. Provision should be made to ensure that the representation of the Dalit in all constitutional bodies and proportional representation in all the structure of the state such as ‘executive’ and at the central, provincial and local level as well.
5. Proportional representation should be ensured at all level of the state mechanisms including civil services, police, Army, where additional provisions related to compensational representation should also be ensured.
6. The word, ' by making law,' mentioned in clauses1 to 6 of proposed Article 45 of the draft constitution should be removed. Additionally, the provision made by Article 43 related to women’s rights should ensure the equal participation of Dalit women.
7. Ensure that Dalit community will have at least one representation from each province in the National Assembly, similarly one representative among the 5 people nominated by the President as per the recommendation of the council of the Ministers.
8. The constitution provision should recognize the National Dalit Commission as autonomous and should provide full authorities to investigate the cases of discrimination and to punish those who are guilty of discriminatory practices and crimes.
9. Include all provisions in the new constitution as per the agreement was made between the government and United Political Dalit struggle committee in 2069 Jestha 13.
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)