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Dalit leaders speak at EU Human Rights Defenders Forum

Dalit Human rights defenders and a team from the IDSN secretariat took part in The European Instrument on Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2014 Forum on Protecting Those Who Protect. Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of the National Dalit Women’s movement in India, spoke about Dalit women human rights defenders as part of a panel while Henri Tiphagne raised the issue of shrinking space for human rights defenders in India from the floor.

June 5th, 2014|Dalit Women, European Union, India|

Member states urged to address caste discrimination at UN Human Rights Council

The European Parliament are urging EU member states to address caste discrimination at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC25), currently underway. IDSN has issued recommendations for the HRC25 and Navi Pillay and Ban Ki-moon mention caste in their contributions to the council session.

March 19th, 2014|European Union|

IDSN Annual Report 2013 released

The IDSN Annual Report sums up significant developments in the struggle against caste discrimination in 2013.

March 12th, 2014|European Union, Programme, United Nations|

Campaign launch: MEPs pledge to Stand 4 Human Rights

The Human Rights and Democracy Network has launched a campaign asking Members of the European Parliament and candidates for the EP to take 5 pledges to stand up for human rights.

December 10th, 2013|European Union|

EP: The EU must fight caste discrimination

Press release: The elected representatives of half a billion Europeans from 28 countries in the European Parliament (EP) today adopted a strongly worded resolution on caste discrimination.

October 10th, 2013|Africa, European Union, South Asia|

EP Committee approves caste resolution

Next month, the European Parliament will express serious concern about caste discrimination and urge the EU to take action on this important human rights issue.

September 19th, 2013|Access to justice, Bangladesh, European Union, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Yemen|

MEPs question EU policy on caste issue

A discussion in the European Parliament’s Development Committee on 8 July focused on the need for an EU policy on caste discrimination. MEPs believe that this serious human rights problem warrants EU priority action and are preparing a resolution on the issue.

July 9th, 2013|European Union, South Asia, Yemen|

Nepal: Attack on Dalit village condemned

The violent assault on a Dalit village in Nepal has led to strong protests from Dalit civil society as well as international condemnation.

June 13th, 2013|Access to justice, European Union, Nepal|

Study: The EU should be caste-inclusive

A new study commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Development recommends a stronger EU role in the fight against caste discrimination. The study has been well received by Members of the European Parliament.

February 28th, 2013|European Union|

IDSN Annual Report 2012 released

The IDSN Annual Report 2012 sums up last year’s many significant developments in the struggle against caste discrimination.

February 18th, 2013|European Union, Programme, United Nations|