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UN expert: Education system fails Dalits

In his most recent report, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism notes that discrimination against Dalits in the educational system is widespread in caste-affected countries. It leads to high dropout rates and even suicides.

May 15th, 2013|Education, United Nations|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on

Dalit documentary viewed by 100,000

More than 100,000 viewers have watched the powerful short documentary ‘I’m Dalit how are you?’ on Youtube.

April 19th, 2010|Education, India, Manual Scavenging|

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|

Dalits’ access to education debated at the UN Forum on Minorities

When the UN Forum on Minority Issues met for the first time on 15-16 December in Geneva to discuss the issue of minorities’ access to education, Ms. Meghna Guhathakurta from Bangladesh was invited to […]

December 18th, 2008|Education, United Nations|