N Paul Divakar

N Paul Divakar

Executive Director
The Inclusivity Project

Paul Divakar is an advocate for Dalit rights, an expert on Economic Rights, and a Human Rights Defender on inclusion and issues around untouchability and atrocities. He is the Convenor of the Global Forum on DWD (Discrimination Based on Work and Descent), a platform collectively emerged with Dalits (Asia), Roma, Cinti, Gypsies (Europe), Haratine, Gaboye, Neeno (Africa) Quilombola (Brazil) Communities. He is the Executive Director of The Inclusivity Project, a non-profit supporting the Global Forum. He is also the Co-Chair of Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). He is one of the founding members of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) and currently the General Secretary, NCDHR for Global Networks & Advocacy. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF), which works in the Asia region on inclusion and issues around untouchability and caste-based discrimination. He has been active in popularising the sustainable development goals and bringing in the aspect of inclusion in the discourses on the emerging development paradigm. He has been actively engaging with the communities in strengthening access to justice, gender concerns especially on the intersectionality of Gender, Caste financial accountability, transparency and participation. His deep interest for the economic empowerment of the Dalit and DWD communities advocating for equity budgeting from the lens of the marginalised.

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