Rationale: The purpose of this training course is to highlight the basic human rights of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribal groups under the legal frame work of India and Indian Constitution in particular. While the focus is mainly on the members of the SC/ST community, this training aims to sensitize and motivate social activists and volunteers who are working for the empowerment of SCs/STs.
Participants are generally chosen from NGOs, CBOs, activists and individuals who are working for the upliftment of these marginalized sections of the society.
Dates February 20 – 26, 2015
No. of seats 30
Registration fee Rs. 500/- (non-refundable)
Board & lodge Rs. 2000/-
Venue ISI, Delhi
Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are:
•Creating leadership among the social activists
•Create a greater focus towards the welfare and development of the people belonging to SC/ST and other backward classes.
Methodology: The training programme will be conducted by qualified and eminent persons in the field of law and legal practice. The emphasis is on imparting knowledge through discussion, case study, documentary films, interactions and meetings with advocates, social activists, and visits to National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission, Family Courts, Consumer Courts, and Parliament House etc.
Topics: This course will cover the following topics:
•SC/ST issues & Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, Civil Liberties Act, 1988
•Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, Composition and functioning of NHRC/SHRCs and Other National/State Commissions.
•Criminal Procedure system in India including human rights and police
•Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
•Violence against women and related laws
•Central Government schemes towards the welfare and development of the SC/ST community.
Empowerment and Leadership among the members of the marginalized sections of the society.