Archive | South Asia

Open letter to Barack Obama ahead of his visit to India

IDSN urges President Barack Obama to raise the issue of caste discrimination on his upcoming visit to India

October 18th, 2010|India, South Asia, United Nations|

Caste systems obstruct South Asian education

A new UN report finds that India is still home to the world’s largest illiterate population. The report states that caste systems in South Asia have a negative effect on education opportunities.

January 27th, 2010|Education, South Asia|

Dalit demands put to SAARC at Sri Lanka meeting

At the Peoples’ SAARC meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18 -20 July around 1500 delegates from civil society organizations and various movements assembled from all South Asian countries to oppose militarization, nuclearisation and adverse effects of globalization. […]

August 1st, 2008|South Asia, Sri Lanka|