About the Issue
Marginality is an experience that affects a lot of people throughout the world. People who are marginalized have lesser control over their lives, and the resources available to them. This results in making them feel helpless. A vicious circle is set up whereby there is a lack of positivity and supportive relationships amongst these groups which results in further isolation. This has a tremendous impact on the development of human beings, as well as on society at large.
Following groups can be broadly classified under marginalized communities in our country:
- ● Women
- ● People with Disabilities
- ● Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- ● Elderly or Aged People
- ● Children
- ● Sexual Minorities
Marginalization deprives a large majority of people across the globe from participating in the developmental process. It is a critical problem, and there are many reasons that cause marginalization. This complex and serious issue needs to be addressed at the policy level. But it is seldom that the issues faced by these marginalized communities are brought to the notice of the policymakers or offered any just redressal.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” - Mahatma Gandhi
At ICWO, we swear by these words uttered by the Father of our nation. We believe that the end-goal of developing these marginalized communities should begin at micro-levels of the society. Our efforts to help the marginalized communities always involved involving and engaging the local communities to spread the awareness locally and to establish a deep-rooted system of inclusion and positivity for the deprived and marginalized groups.
To understand more about the issues and problems faced by these marginalized community, ICWO has prepared statistics on the situations of the marginalized communities of India.
We know and understand that the communities have a long way to go until they experience a total inclusion and equal status in society, but we also believe that our efforts are bringing in the necessary ripples to ride the new wave of change.
If you wish to know more about the situation and contribute to our cause, kindly reach out to us at (institute’s email ID)