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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|

Caste violence in India rises as Dalits assert their rights

In October, the burning to death of two small Dalit children, asleep in their house, grabbed international headlines. The children were reportedly victims of a dispute between Dalits and members of the dominant caste. […]

November 9th, 2015|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India, Violence and atrocities|

Stand up for Dalit rights at the UN SDG Summit 2015

A series of events including a protest rally are being organised at the UN summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 22-26th September in New York, by the Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF) […]

September 22nd, 2015|development, Human Rights Defenders, United Nations|

Dalit women tour Germany and the US to raise awareness of caste violence


September 21st, 2015|Access to justice, Dalit Women, Diaspora, Human Rights Defenders, India, Key Issues|

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|

Dalit and Adivasi women’s march for self-respect meets violence, injustice and police negligence

The march (Yatra) took place from the 1st of June to the 10th of June and passed through 11 districts in the state of Odisha. The march was organised by the national level Dalit […]

July 2nd, 2015|Access to justice, Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, India|

Exclusion of Dalit rights defenders from UN featured in handbook on NGO access

The handbook, A Practical Guide to the UN Committee on NGOs, is an honest account of the way in which the NGO committee functions and malfunctions, with helpful tips and useful insight. At the well-attended launch, […]

Dalit leaders awarded for their work defending human rights

These women are a part of a growing number of Dalit women in India standing up for the rights of Dalits and fighting oppression with courage and unwavering determination.

An interview with Manjula Pradeep was […]

April 23rd, 2015|Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, India|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on

Danish parliament rejects claim that caste discrimination is an ”internal matter”

At a hearing entitled “Dalits and Caste Discrimination” in the Danish parliament on 24 September 2008, the Vice Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Karsten Lauritzen rejected the claim that caste discrimination is an “internal matter.

October 10th, 2008|European Union, Human Rights Defenders|