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Human Rights Day: Speak up! Stop Caste Discrimination

In the run up to human rights day 2010 Dalit activists have been mobilising through marches and awareness raising activities from activism in Nepal, a march in India, and human chains in Bangladesh to an exhibition in the UK to highlight the plight of Dalits. These are great initiatives, but the battle for securing human rights for more that 260 million Dalits, discriminated against on the basis of their caste, is fought every day in the communities by Dalit men, women and children who speak up to stop discrimination against them despite the risk of violence, rape, public humiliation, destruction of property and other acts of reprisal.

December 10th, 2010|Bangladesh, India, Nepal, UK|

Get updated with IDSN’s October newsletter

This month's IDSN newsletter features information on Dalit issues from several caste-affected countries, including India, Bangladesh and Nigeria, as well as numerous stories with an international perspective.

October 28th, 2010|Africa, Bangladesh, European Union, India|

UN experts visit Dalits in Bangladesh

Two Independent Experts - on water and sanitation and on human rights and extreme poverty - expressed serious concern about the human rights situation of Dalits during their visit to Bangladesh earlier this month.

December 15th, 2009|Bangladesh, United Nations|

Dalits form human chain in Dhaka

The Dalit community in Bangladesh has urged the government to enact a special law that makes caste discrimination a punishable offence.

December 9th, 2009|Bangladesh|

“We are not thought of as human”

The Guardian has published an investigation into the lives of Dalit women in Bangladesh. The author of the article, Mary Griffin, came second in the British newspaper’s International Development Journalism Competition.

November 26th, 2009|Bangladesh, Dalit Women|

Get updated with IDSNs May Newsletter

Read the May newsletter here with all the latest news on caste-based discrimination from the IDSN network.

May 6th, 2009|Bangladesh, European Union, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Programme, United Nations|

Dalits voicing their rights in Bangladesh

The first Dalit National Human Rights Conference and the Universal Periodic Review sheds light on Dalit issues in Bangladesh.

March 2nd, 2009|Access to justice, Bangladesh|

Bangladesh Dalits formulate demands ahead of December elections

In a letter of 22 November the newly formed platform for Dalits and other excluded groups in Bangladesh – Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement – make 15 demands to the political parties and […]

December 4th, 2008|Bangladesh|

New Dalit platform formed in Bangladesh

A new Dalit platform has been formed in Bangladesh. The new platform, called bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM), came in to being on April 22. The platform was the concrete outcome of […]

December 3rd, 2008|Bangladesh|