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"Dalit Women Waiting to Vote"

"Dalit Women Waiting to Vote"

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Photograph© 2000 Nina Berman

Karnataka, India
This photo was taken in the Tumkur district in Karnataka, a state in central India. It shows Dalit women waiting to vote in local panchayat elections. This was the first time Dalits were elected to the village council.
The election was historic but did not guarantee change. The vast majority of Dalits (there are 300 million in India) remain landless and illiterate subject to routine acts of discrimination, humiliation and violence perpetrated by members of the upper castes and their state sponsors.

In India, Dalit women and children are the most vulnerable to internal and international trafficking and forced labor schemes. The Dalit struggle to achieve land reform and political power is an epic and dangerous one. I selected this picture to honor the women’s strength and determination.

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