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Police action against Kathmandu protest organised by Dalit lawmakers and rights activists

During the rally, police allegedly used excessive force against protesters and Durga Sob, President of the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) and a number of other Dalit activists and CA Members were injured.

On August 5, […]

August 10th, 2015|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, Nepal, Political Participation|

IDSN UN side-event calls for more action to combat caste and gender-based slavery

 

Co-Sponsors of the event were Human Rights Watch (HRW), the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group (MRG), Anti-Slavery International, Franciscans International (FI). A report from the event […]

July 1st, 2015|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia, United Nations|

Urgent appeal to combat caste discrimination in Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Inequality in access to rescue and relief provisions for Dalit communities is documented in the Waiting for Justice in Response: Report of Initial Findings from Immediate Needs Assessment and Monitoring Responses towards Affected Dalit Communities […]

June 3rd, 2015|Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|

Report: Dalits short-changed in aid delivery in Nepal

The  Waiting for Justice in Response: Report of Initial Findings from Immediate Needs Assessment and Monitoring Responses towards Affected Dalit Communities in Nepal Earthquake 2015 explores equitable access to rescue and relief provisions for […]

May 29th, 2015|Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|

IDSN urges agencies to counter caste discrimination in aid delivery after Nepal earthquake

In the past in disaster responses in caste-affected countries, such as the response to the 2004 Tsunami in India, Dalits have faced problems when trying to register for relief. They often receive poorer and […]

April 30th, 2015|European Union, Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International’s 2015 reports raise serious concern over caste discrimination

Failure of state authorities to protect the rights of Dalits
In the India chapter of the Amnesty International 2014-15 report it is noted that “corruption, caste-based discrimination and caste violence remained pervasive,” and that,
“state […]

Dalit women fight for their rights with marches and mass events in Nepal and India

Dalit women from Nepal, India and Bangladesh joined hands to assert their rights at a rally in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the people’s SAARC meeting. Hundreds of Dalit women from across Nepal gathered at the FEDO National Dalit Women conference, to put Dalit women’s rights on the agenda and In India several long marches and mass gatherings of Dalit women took place throughout November and December.

December 19th, 2014|Bangladesh, Dalit Women, India, Nepal|

Hundreds of Dalit women gather at conference in Nepal

Hundreds of Dalit women from across Nepal gathered in Kathmandu for the “Dalit Women’s National Conference for Democracy, Justice, Sustainable Peace and Inclusive Constitution” from 2-4 December 2014. The conference was organized by the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) and international speakers included UN Women and IDSN.

December 18th, 2014|Dalit Women, Nepal|

South Asian Parliamentarians meet to discuss strategies for ending caste discrimination

Thirty-one parliamentarians from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh gathered for a meeting of the Asian Parliamentarians’ Forum on Dalit Concerns in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the 2014 SAARC meeting. The former Prime Minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhatttarai, delivered a remarkable keynote speech, calling for an international framework and a regional thematic approach to eliminate caste discrimination, and cooperation between South Asian parliamentarians for a common agenda.

December 18th, 2014|Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan|

Nepal: Prime Minister’s office holds workshop to address caste discrimination

In an effort to address the persistence of caste discrimination, despite legal measures forbidding it, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) held a consultation workshop on the implementation status of UN UPR recommendations concerning caste-based discrimination.

December 17th, 2014|Nepal|