(May 14, 2012)

An innovating video 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.

An article by Mari Thekaekara on this campaign: Video Volunteers – An innovating campaign to fight untouchability: An interview with Stalin K., film maker (‘Lesser Humans’, ‘India Untouched’) (May 11, 2012). Sign the petition being sent to the above mentioned Commission: National Commission for Scheduled Castes: To prosecute Untouchability offenses.
Watch the videos here:
Press release Human Rights Watch / IDSN: India: UN Members Should Act to End Caste Discrimination (May 14, 2012)

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