Funded ProjectsStanding up for human rights in India
The Dalit Freedom Network (DFN) is a human rights, non-government organization that partners with the Dalit people in India. It represents a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to bringing freedom to history’s longest standing oppressed people group.
There are over 250 million Dalits living in India and are considered outside the caste system. Thousands of Dalit women and children are enslaved— forced to haul human excrement over their heads, are victims of sex trafficking, and work in rock quarries. Many Dalits live on less than a dollar per day and are not allowed to drink clean water.TEAM India is reaching out to these people by send work teams that focus on conducting women’s empowerment seminars, serving in schools, providing basic healthcare training, addressing self-esteem and abuse.
Chris traveled India and journeyed throughout the country on his own. He was deeply moved by the poverty and the spirit of the people of India. The Foundation was pleased to provide a grant of $1,000 to the Dalit Freedom Network.