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Evidence of Caste Discrimination in the UK revealed

A study just released on caste discrimination in the UK finds evidence of caste discrimination in work, provision of services, education, and harassment and violence as a result of caste discrimination.

December 21st, 2010|UK|

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|

UK: Dalit Rights are Human Rights

A photo exhibition and seminar in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) highlighting the issue of caste discrimination and the presentation of One World Action’s Sternberg Award to the Dalit Women’s Forum in Dhaka, are some of the events taking place to ensure a much needed focus on Dalit issues in the UK around December’s Human Rights Day.

December 1st, 2010|UK|

UK Minister meets former manual scavengers

During a visit to India, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, has interacted with Dalit community members in a village in Madhya Pradesh.

November 29th, 2010|Manual Scavenging, UK|

Dalits essential to MDG outcome

The world will not achieve the eight major anti-poverty goals by 2015 unless Dalits, most of whom are poor, are included in the equation.

October 28th, 2010|UK|

IDSN comment piece on telegraph.co.uk

The website of a major UK newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, has published an IDSN comment piece, in which India is being urged to support international efforts to end caste discrimination.

April 16th, 2010|UK|

UK moves closer to ban on caste discrimination

In a historic move, the House of Lords has paved the way for legislation that will make caste-based discrimination illegal in the UK. Such a ban would also serve as an example to other countries.

March 4th, 2010|UK|

Report: Caste discrimination rife in UK

Tens of thousands of people of South Asian origin face caste discrimination in the workplace, the classroom and the doctor’s surgery, says a new study by the Anti Caste Discrimination Alliance (ACDA). The Alliance is campaigning to make caste discrimination illegal in the UK.

November 13th, 2009|UK|

“Another Apartheid?” New report looks into caste discrimination and UK companies

A report released by the Dalit Solidarity Network UK on 22 April 2008 concludes that many UK companies have failed to develop policies which will address the problems of caste discrimination in India.

”We strongly […]

May 5th, 2008|Business, UK|