Mumbai street cleaner invited to address UN Human Rights Council

Sunil Yadav is a cleaning worker at Bombay Municipal Corporation and has been fighting hard against the social odds and stigma associated with cleaning workers in India.

In highly unfavorable circumstances, Sunil strongly believed in education and successfully completed his MA and M.Phil degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Even after completing Masters degree, he was denied promotion in BMC and continues to clean streets of Mumbai in the night and study in daytime.

He also engages in awareness campaign for Safai Karmachari (cleaning workers) and advocacy at national and international level.

Now he has received an opportunity to raise the plight of cleaning workers and their human rights violation at United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva.

Prahar, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with UN, supports him but are unable to fund his tickets and stay in Switzerland.

With his current job as a cleaning worker with meager income, Sunil is driven to speak for the rights of cleaning workers at the UN.

Cleaning workers in India still remain one of the most deprived groups despite legal protection and entitlement and suffer from everyday humiliation in the system.

Therefore, this opportunity is a historic step for Sunil to raise the issue as well as build cross border solidarity and fight for the human rights of cleaning workers.

Can you help Sunil to get to Geneva then this is how you can assist: 

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-sunilyadav-un

You can also do a bank transfer to the below mentioned account setup for this fundraising campaign:UPI: givetosunilyadav@yesbankltd (Copy to clipboard)Or

  • Account number: 8080811043589
  • Account name: Sunil Yadav
  • IFSC code: YESB0CMSNOC

Click here to read the instructions before you make a bank transfer.

You can also do a bank transfer to the below mentioned account setup for this fundraising campaign:UPI: givetosunilyadav@yesbankltd

Or

  • Account number: 8080811043589
  • Account name: Sunil Yadav
  • IFSC code: YESB0CMSNOC

Click here to read the instructions before you make a bank transfer.


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