2024-02-16 00:00:00
09:00AM – 11:30 AM (Nepali Time)
Organizer : Dalit NGO Federation Nepal (DNF)
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World Dignity Forum "Exterminating of Discriminatory Castism For the Global Human Dignity"

World Dignity Forum with massive seminar on Exterminating of Discriminatory Castism For the Global Human Dignity.


In World Social Forum 2004 in Mumbai, India, National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), [now National Confederaation of Dalit and Adivasi Organisations (NACDAOR)] conceptualise the idea of World Dignity Forum and thus create a global platform within the World Social Forum to unitedly champion “Equal Dignity of All”. World Dignity Forum led by the NACDAOR, Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO), OBC Federation, Madeshi Dalit NGO Federation, CDWN, Jagaran Media Center (JMC) and other partner organisations from India, Germany, Bangladesh and Malaysia, Dalit Welfare Organisation (DWO) – Nepal also joined in creating World Dignity Forum.

Dignity as a world necessity is one of the outstanding themes of the 4th World Social Forum, taking place in India. The World Dignity Forum was one of the most crowded events, which also covered issues such as castes and racism. This Forum was organized by the Dalits, the so-called "untouchables", who in the hierarchical Indian caste system are the most oppressed group, representing more than 160 million people. Once again, Globalization was on trial, as neoliberal policies have reduced workers benefits and the welfare state. One of the issues analysed was that of migration, which has been forced on thousands of workers and that affects people's dignity. The critical relationship between caste, class and race oppression was also addressed.”

Since 2004, World Dignity Forum has been an integral part of the World Social Forum Process and continue to be organised and celebrated wherever World Social Forum is organised. 



World Social Forum (WSF) is again here in Asia after two decades, where nearly 60% of the world's population lives. WSF 2024 will be organised from 15th – 19th February 2024 in Nepal. It is proposed to organise World Dignity Forum in Kathmandu in World Social Forum 2024 to unitedly voicing the issues, concerns, and aspirations of sub-merged majority of the socially excluded, poor and economically unequal, extremely vulnerable to caste, ethnic and religious violence, and victims of human rights violation and brining equal dignity of all in focus. Dignity means freedom to live in peace, health, and hope. 

The oppressed are increasingly articulating their distinct, different, and multiple identities and negotiating for their own space in the public sphere. Distortions of the term have been central in structuring patterns of domination and subordination all over the world. The World Dignity Forum challenges such distortion and articulate the underlying hierarchical relationship between gender and patriarchy to ensure women's dignity, in the face of patriarchal power that has appropriated control over women's labour body and sexuality, under the garb of a discourse of dignity and honour.

Children, the future of the world are the worst victims of routine violation of their dignity and rights at home, schools and in society. They suffer from societal recognition as a human being.

Fundamentalist majoritarian forces rupturing the civilisational fabric of mutual love, affection, and cooperation in society, and undermine legal democratic norms, and exercise violence against religious minorities, an assault on dignity need to be denounced.

A perspective from the subalterns and the marginal, and the recovery of a democratic state is crucial for ensuring minimum conditions for dignity. The World Dignity Forum will be interspersed with artistic and graphical presentations, case studies from men, women, & children, subjected to humiliating attacks, physical and mental, and who fought back to reclaim their dignity along with intellectual deliberation and motivations address by the renowned speakers from across the globe. Diversity, beyond being a theme of debate, will be ensured.

Dalit NGO Federation, Nepal, International Commission for Dalit Right, Washington, USA and National Confederation of Dalit and Adivasi Organisations (NACDAOR), India have co-proposed to organise the World Dignity Forum in Kathmandu in Nepal in World Social Forum along with several organisations from Nepal, India, South Africa, Canada and other parts of the World.

We hope you will also join World Dignity Forum
in solidarity.

2024-02-16 00:00:00
11:30AM – 13:00 PM Nepali Time
Organizer : South Asia Research Institute for Minorities
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Charter of Inclusive Communities: Navigating Minorities’ Discrimination and Crafting a Vision for Global Peace


Discrimination based on religious, ethnic, or caste differences continues to be a pervasive challenge across the globe, impacting the lives of minorities and hindering the attainment of global peace. The need for inclusive communities that respect and celebrate diversity is paramount. The South Asia Research Institute for Minorities (SARIM) recognizes the urgency of addressing these issues and believes that an international seminar is a crucial step toward fostering understanding, dialogue, and collaboration.


Significance of Topic:

The seminar on the "Charter of Inclusive Communities" aims to envision the significance of inclusivity and mitigating casteism and religious and ethnic discrimination. It provides a platform for scholars, activists, policymakers, and organizations to come together, share insights, and strategize on navigating the complexities of minorities' marginalization based on caste, ethnicity, and religion. By crafting a vision for global peace through inclusivity, the seminar aims to contribute to the creation of societies that embrace diversity and reject exclusion.


Aims and Objectives of the Webinar

The aim of this event is to achieve the following goals:

  • Facilitate Dialogue: Create a space for open and constructive dialogue among diverse stakeholders, including scholars, activists, policymakers, and community leaders, to explore the nuances of discrimination against minorities.


  • Share Insights and Best Practices: Provide a platform for exceptional minds to share research findings, personal experiences, and successful strategies in addressing marginalization, fostering understanding, and promoting inclusive communities.


  • Draft a Charter of Inclusive Communities: Initiate discussions and collaborations towards the development of a comprehensive charter that outlines principles and strategies for building inclusive communities globally.  


Crafting a 'Charter of Inclusive Communities’

The seminar will just be the beginning. We're on a mission to unite with influential contributors and organizations, pooling our expertise to create a groundbreaking 'Charter of Inclusive Communities.' This visionary document will be presented to global human rights and peace organizations, reshaping policies and practices worldwide. This collective initiative will be a driving force for a more inclusive world.


Sub-Themes of the Seminar

  • Educational Empowerment and Inclusivity
  • Women Empowerment
  • Media Representation and Its Influence on Minorities
  • Economic Inclusion and Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Disparities and Inclusivity
  • Cultural Preservation and Inclusivity
  • Inclusivity for People with Physical Challenges


This seminar seeks to create a collaborative platform where voices from diverse backgrounds converge to address the challenges of exclusion from mainstream domains faced by religious and ethnic minorities, fostering a vision for global peace rooted in inclusivity. Through this endeavor, we aim to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing discourse on human rights, diversity, and the pursuit of a more equitable world.


We invite scholars, activists, and organizations to join us in this important conversation and collectively work towards crafting a vision for a more inclusive and peaceful global community.