Bangladesh Dalit & Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) is a National Platform, which launched campaign in 2008 against caste based discrimination through mobilizing Dalit community and rights activists. BDERM dreams of an equal society free from caste based discrimination. The platform is working both at national and international level since its inception. Presently BDERM has 50 districts committee and 7 divisional level coordinators. It’s a membership base movement. Currently 11 Dalit-led NGOs are member of this platform. BDERM has approximately 2000 individual members.
The core objective of BDERM is to take greater campaign and movement initiatives from the grassroots level to national and international level to establish Dalit rights trough organizing Dalit organization and individuals.
Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) organized pre-budget consultation with a view to prepare demand of Dalit community for the upcoming 2018-19 national budget of Bangladesh. The consultation was held at Institute of Education and Research of Dhaka University on May 4, 2018. The consultation was chaired by Moni Rai Das, Vice President, BDERM. The guests present were Zakir Hossain, Chief Executive, Nagorik Uddyog; Mihir Biswas, Joint General Secretary, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA). The key note was presented by Banani Biswas, Secretary of Women Affairs, BDERM. Dalit leaders from different parts of Bangladesh attended the consultation and placed their demands.