Taking Action against Social Exclusion
CENTRE FOR EQUITY STUDIES | Social background, religion and gender still determine strongly the chances and opportunities within Indian society. Belonging to a minority often comes along with social exclusion and injustice. Centre for Equity Studies (CES) and RLS believe in the equality of human beings, therefore we work towards a more equal society. CES sees its own work especially in engaging in issues of social justice to achieve a more just governance and in criticising public policy from the perspective of the most marginalised as well as build and run models of intervention for these groups.
Since 2016, the joint projects of CES and RLS focus on the political education of vulnerable groups. It engages in sections of society that are being excluded or adversely included from equitable access to public goods. By providing different spaces to engage closer with political education, we increase the outreach and the impact of our work. Not only policy papers are part of the project, but also a photo exhibition and discussions are included in order to exchange on ideas for better social inclusion of minorities groups in public policy. The project attempts to broaden the scope of research on social injustice to conceptualise outreach and dissemination as a part of the research itself.
The Centre for Equity Studies was founded in 2000 as an independent research organisation for issues on social policies, social exclusion and communal conflicts. Based on their research, CES prepares policy interventions and conducts empowerment on the grassroots level to develop alternatives to existing laws and programmes. The India Exclusion Report by CES is one of the most acknowledged publication on the topic within India and abroad.