Democracy, Human Dignity & Manual Scavenging – Bezwada Wilson

By October 2, 2016videos page

The Talk

At Manthan Samvaad 2016, Bezwada Wilson, Magsaysay Awardee, talked on the status of manual scavenging in India and how it is intertwined with democracy and human dignity.

Bezwada Wilson, Magsaysay Awardee

Mr Wilson is an Indian activist and one of the founders and National Convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), an Indian human rights organization that has been campaigning for the eradication of manual scavenging, the construction, operation and employment of manual scavengers which has been illegal in India since 1993.His work at SKA, a community-driven movement, has been recognized by the Ashoka Foundation which has nominated him a Senior Fellow. On 27 July 2016, he was honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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