Facts to look into
Out of a population of 26 million, civil society organizations, NGOs and Dalit organizations estimate that approximately 4,5 million Nepalis are Dalits, while the national census counts only about 3 million.
The national index of empowerment and inclusion reveals Dalit women to be the most marginalized, much worse off than Dalit men. As women, they have no control over resources such as land, housing, or money. When given the opportunity, Dalit women voice their concern over being deprived of these livelihood options as well as lack of access to education for their children.