TOTAL ERADICATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGING PRACTICES IN TAMIL NADU – ActionAid India
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TOTAL ERADICATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGING PRACTICES IN TAMIL NADU

since: 2012
    • Name Of The Initiative
    • Total Eradication of Manual Scavenging practices in Tamil Nadu
    • Allied Organisation
    • Nilam Trust
    • Working together since
    • 2014
    • No of slums/wards covered
    • 30
    • States
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Villages Reached
    • 15
    • Blocks Reached
    • 4 (Rajapalayam, Srivilliputhur, Sivakasi, Vembakkottai)
    • Districts Reached
    • 3 (Madurai, Viruthunagar, Tirunelveli )
    • No Of Girls
    • 2,100
    • No Of Boys
    • 2,126
    • No Of People With Disability
    • 12
    • Transgender Benefited
    • 4
    • Families Indirectly Benefited
    • 9,000
    • Vulnerable Groups Reached
    • Dalit and women
    • Name Of Communities
    • Arunthathiyar
    • Focus Areas Of Intervention
    • Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection; and advocating for providig them with equal socio-economic opportunities.
    • Basic Information about the initiative
    • "Arundhathiyars are the most marginalized groups among Dalits and are called Dalit among Dalits. The untouchablity against Arundhathiyars is not only practiced by Caste Hindus but also by fellow dominant Dalits. In Arunthathiyar community’s desertion of women is commonly accepted and it creates lots of single women. These women are vulnerable towards sexual exploitations and economical abuse by feudal and also by men of their own communities. Nilam Trust and Arunthamilar Viduthalai Iyyakam were found in 2009 under the leadership of Mr. Jakkaiyan and 6 other Arunthathiyar women. ActionAid has worked with Nilam Trust on NF mode for three years and appraisal has been completed in the year 2014. Nilam Trust (Arunthamilar Viduthalai Iyyakam) is working on eradication of manual scavenging and sub caste reservation to empower women and educate children of the community. "
    • KeyWords
    • Right to dignity; Right to food; Right to livelihood; Women's right;
    • Families Benefited
    • 4,500
    • Population Benefited
    • 17,970
    • Women Benefited
    • 6,889
    • Men Benefited
    • 6,855
    • Children Benefited
    • 4,226

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