All India Democratic Women's Association

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Dalit Women

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AIDWA believes in women's unity against untouchability, against the caste system, and against class exploitation. The slogan of women's unity and sisterhood has meaning only if it is based on struggles against the structure and culture of caste apartheid and socio-economic inequality. The issues of Dalit women must form an intrinsic part of women's movements for emancipation. The demands of women's advance in every sphere must have specific reference to the needs of Dalit women who are denied even basic rights such as access to temples, cremation grounds, common water sources and livelihood opportunities.