ARTICLE 17: “Killed in Untouchable Job”

Sanitation workers from the Valmiki Dalit community pay for their jobs with their lives. 350 workers are reported to die each year while working.

This is unacceptable. Sign the Petition.

ARTICLE 17

A Campaign to End Untouchability

ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Schedule Castes, (the government body that is constitutionally appointed to direct and implement the safeguards against untouchability), to prosecute cases of untouchability. Community Correspondents across the country are documenting video testimonies of different forms of untouchability. The first 22 videos are featured here and more will be added as the campaign continues.

We want to give viewers the responsibility, as witnesses, to end this age-old oppression once and for all.

Sign the petition being sent to the National Commission on Scheduled Castes.

Impact Story

VV Correspondent Intervenes to Ensure Ration Delivery in Uttar Pradesh Village

 
/ September 23, 2020

Ambedkar Nagar villagers were not receiving their quota of ration until a VV correspondent intervened.

Community Survey

A Kashmiri Doctor Paints on Chinar Leaves to Beat COVID 19 Stress

 
/ September 21, 2020

A MBBS student from Kashmir, stressed by exams and the pandemic, uses art to unwind.

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