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  • ‘Statelessness’ of Dalit communities raised at the UN Forum on Minority Issues
    Renu Sijapati from the Feminist Dalit Organization of Nepal (FEDO Nepal), gave a statement  at the Forum underscoring the many obstacles faced by Dalits in Nepal in obtaining citizenship certificates, which would enable them to […] The post ‘Statelessness’ of Dalit communities raised at the UN Forum on Minority Issues appeared first on International Dalit […]
  • European Parliament calls on the EU to step up action at the UN and delegation levels to eliminate caste-based discrimination
    PRESS RELEASE December 12th 2018  The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) welcomes today’s adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2017 and the European Union’s policy on […] The post European Parliament calls on the EU to step up action at the UN and delegation levels to […]
  • We have a dream
    In 1948, the year that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, thousands of Dalits gathered outside a temple in India, from which they had been barred entry because of their caste. A bill […] The post We have a dream appeared first on International Dalit Solidarity Network.
  • UN Special Rapporteur asks Nepal to act on violence against Dalit women
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Dubravka Šimonović made a preliminary assessment on violence against women in Nepal, after her official visit to the country, which took place from the 19 to the […] The post UN Special Rapporteur asks Nepal to act on violence against Dalit women appeared first on International Dalit […]
  • EU encouraged to step up action on the issue of caste discrimination in global supply chains
    The hearing was chaired by MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the subcommittee on human rights. Ramesh Nathan focused his presentation on caste and contemporary slavery in supply chains with a specific focus on the Sumangali […] The post EU encouraged to step up action on the issue of caste discrimination in global supply chains appeared […]
  • UN women’s committee makes recommendations to Nepal to address discrimination against Dalit women
    The Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has released its Concluding Observations, after the periodic review of Nepal. The CEDAW Committee took note of a number of concerns […] The post UN women’s committee makes recommendations to Nepal to address discrimination against Dalit women appeared first on International […]
  • UN CEDAW committee voices concern over difficulties faced by Dalit women in Nepal
    UN experts on gender discrimination voiced concerns over the difficulties elected Dalit women face in Nepal, the need for proportional inclusion of Dalit women in the Judiciary, and extreme poverty faced by many Dalit women […] The post UN CEDAW committee voices concern over difficulties faced by Dalit women in Nepal appeared first on International […]
  • New Report: Justice Denied – Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging (Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan)
    A new report has been released by NGO Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan looking at the caste inequities underpinning manual scavenging in India and the many Dalits dying while cleaning septic tanks and sewers with no proper […] The post New Report: Justice Denied – Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging (Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan) appeared first […]
  • EU high-representative calls the UN NGO Committee “hostile to civil society interests, particularly … caste discrimination.”
    In her answer to MEP Jean Lambert’s question, on what the EU were doing to support IDSN’s application for UN consultative status, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, stated that, “A critical mass […] The post EU high-representative calls the UN NGO Committee “hostile to civil society interests, particularly … caste discrimination.” appeared […]
  • Sanitation worker deaths spark protests demanding an end to manual scavenging in India
    The call to action has come from the Safai Kramchari Andolan (SKA), an organization that has been fighting for the rights of manual scavengers and helping them break out of the practice. The protesters included […] The post Sanitation worker deaths spark protests demanding an end to manual scavenging in India appeared first on International […]