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UN Expert Report: India must act on access to adequate housing for Dalits

The report cites Government statistics revealing that Dalits on average live in lower quality housing, made with inadequate materials compared to the general population and finds the lack of access for Dalits to latrines, […]

February 3rd, 2017|India, Living conditions, United Nations|

Report: Widespread child slavery in India’s yarn industry, most victims are Dalits

The India Committee on the Netherlands (ICN) report  ‘Fabric of Slavery – Large-scale forced (child) labour in India’s spinning mills’ shows that various forms of modern slavery, including child slavery, are found in more […]

January 13th, 2017|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, United Nations|

India blocks funding for IDSN member Navsarjan Trust

The Government order to cancel the license accuses Navsarjan Trust of being involved in “undesirable activities aimed to affect prejudicially harmony between religious, racial, social, linguistic, regional groups, castes or communities,” but it does […]

January 6th, 2017|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India|

European Parliament report calls for EU policy on caste discrimination

The report, released by the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs, states that the European Parliament is ”deeply concerned by the alarming rate of caste-based violent attacks on Dalits and of institutionalised discrimination with impunity,” […]

December 21st, 2016|European Union|

Dalit student suicide – the last drop in a cauldron of injustice

His is not the first Dalit student suicide, there have been many before him who have found no alternatives to the exclusion and ostracism they faced, as was also documented in the 2011 documentary […]

January 26th, 2016|Access to justice, Education, Human Rights Defenders, India|

Report: “Even war discriminates’: Yemen’s minorities, exiled at home”

The report examines how minorities in Yemen are coping, as war continues to ravage the country, exacerbated by countless airstrikes and import embargoes. MRG writes that as of December 2015, the UN office for […]

January 19th, 2016|Humanitarian Aid, Violence and atrocities, Yemen|

Dalits fight for a fair share of the budget in India

In a press release issued by the NACSTL on 12 January 2016 the coalition writes:

The National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation (NACSTL) today as part of pre-budget consultation of the Finance Ministry has submitted memorandum of Schemes for the due […]

January 13th, 2016|Access to justice, India|

Milestone act amending India’s caste atrocity legislation passed

In a victory for the Dalit movement in India and for all committed to justice and equality, a historic act amending the ‘Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) legislation has been passed by […]

January 4th, 2016|Access to justice, India, Violence and atrocities|

Report: Atrocities against Dalits rising, access to justice is not

According to National Crimes Statistics presented in the report there has been a 19,4% increase in crimes against Dalits from the previous year. The number of cases registered under the Scheduled Caste (Dalits) and […]

December 18th, 2015|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India, Violence and atrocities|

Bangladesh: Human chain to end violence against women

In a news release on the human chain the Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) writes:
“Dalit women and girls are often become the victim of violence and atrocity. They are discriminated and abused […]

December 15th, 2015|Bangladesh, Dalit Women|