Archive | Access to justice

Dalits fight for a fair share of the budget in India

In a press release issued by the NACSTL on 12 January 2016 the coalition writes:

The National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation (NACSTL) today as part of pre-budget consultation of the Finance Ministry has submitted memorandum of Schemes for the due […]

January 13th, 2016|Access to justice, India|

Milestone act amending India’s caste atrocity legislation passed

In a victory for the Dalit movement in India and for all committed to justice and equality, a historic act amending the ‘Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) legislation has been passed by […]

January 4th, 2016|Access to justice, India, Violence and atrocities|

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|

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

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

Historic amendment to India’s caste atrocity legislation passed in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament)

It is hoped that the amendments will be a stepping stone towards curbing rampant caste discrimination and violence in India that all too often goes unpunished. While Dalit organisations and networks are celebrating this […]

September 3rd, 2015|Access to justice, India|

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, […]

Resolution condemning caste-based discrimination introduced in US congress

The resolution, H.Res.158, was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, “Condemning Dalit untouchability, the practice of birth-descent discrimination against Dalit people, which is widely practiced in India, Nepal, the Asian diaspora, and other South […]

March 24th, 2015|Access to justice, Dalit Women, Diaspora|