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Do you want to know

  • How Humanism can provide an answer to the problems of Untouchability?
  • What Humanists, Rationalists and Secularists are doing to make a difference at the ground level?
  • What the IHEU is doing to make a difference at the international level?
  • What the Adopt a Dalit Village Humanist scheme is?

Did you know that

  • Not too long ago, Untouchability existed in France, Spain and Sweden?
  • Untouchability persists in India and Nepal which have Hindu societies, in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Yemen which have Islamic societies, Sri Lanka which has a Buddhist society and in Nigerian society which has wide spread animist beliefs?
  • Shades of Untouchability still exist in Japan?
  • Even today nearly 250 million persons are directly affected by the disease of Untouchability?

Do you know what

  • Governments in these countries are doing to make a difference?
  • Civil society organisations and religions are doing to address the situation?
  • The international community is doing to help?

Dates: 9 and 10 June 2009
Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Registration Fee: £75

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