Caste discrimination is one of the most severe human rights abuses of the twenty-first century. This has led Dalit to powerlessness, exploitation, and violence. Therefore, SAMATA Media Center-SMC is working to empower Dalit to claim their human rights. To this end, we impart human rights education, conduct monitoring, and analysis, issuing public reports, and responding to the human rights violations of the Dalit. We also work to hold the state accountable to implement its human rights obligations and uphold the rule of law. We are also actively engaged in all international human rights mechanism and treaties applicable to Dalit's rights such as Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Convention on the Elimination Of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) etc.
We will use these mechanisms as a platform to share situations of Dalit in the ground through regular follow up. Dalit CSOs have formed a consortium to work collectively to this effect and SAMATA Media Center-SMC is an active member of this broader network.