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Report: Widespread child slavery in India’s yarn industry, most victims are Dalits

The India Committee on the Netherlands (ICN) report  ‘Fabric of Slavery – Large-scale forced (child) labour in India’s spinning mills’ shows that various forms of modern slavery, including child slavery, are found in more […]

January 13th, 2017|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, United Nations|

References to caste discrimination during the CEDAW review of Bangladesh

On 7 and 8 November, Bangladesh was reviewed under the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Prior to the review thirteen civil society organisations submitted alternative reports, outlining various issues that […]

November 10th, 2016|Bangladesh, Dalit Women, United Nations|

Global conference urged to discuss rights of 300 million Dalit and indigenous women

COPENHAGEN, 11 MAY 2016 — When leaders and activists from all over the world gather in Copenhagen next week to focus on the health and human rights of girls and women, their discussions must […]

May 11th, 2016|Dalit Women, Uncategorized, United Nations|

HRW: EU should encourage India to protect Dalits

The European Union should encourage the Indian government to: take immediate steps to eliminate abuses against Dalits; provide concrete plans to implement laws to secure their protection; and uphold its commitment to end manual […]

UN expert calls on states to end caste discrimination

GENEVA, 17 MARCH 2016 — Caste-affected countries should take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsàk-Ndiaye, says in a new report on the issue […]

Bangladesh: Human chain to end violence against women

In a news release on the human chain the Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) writes:
“Dalit women and girls are often become the victim of violence and atrocity. They are discriminated and abused […]

December 15th, 2015|Bangladesh, Dalit Women|

Series of events held highlighting the situation of Dalits in India

An all India convention of Dalit and Adivasi organizations as well as an event on empowering women and girls were held in New Delhi, climate marches were held in Bihar, in Haryana Dalit children observed […]

December 14th, 2015|Dalit Children, Dalit Women, India|

Minority Rights Group urges Governments to ensure ‘no one is left behind’ as SDGs are adopted

Caste-related extracts from MRG briefing note on the Sustainable Development Goals
Livelihoods
In India, Dalits are presented as ‘untouchable’ and as a result 17 per cent of the population are ‘largely exiled from mainstream society’ due […]

September 30th, 2015|Bangladesh, Dalit Women, Education, India, Pakistan, South Asia, United Nations|

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|

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|