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UN Expert criticizes India’s sanitation drive for exacerbating manual scavenging

The UN Expert on Water and Sanitation, Léo Heller, has stated that the failure to end the practice of manual scavenging in India coupled with the construction of more non-flush toilets, is contributing to […]

November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

IDSN recommendations for the UN rights review of Pakistan

The UN will review the human rights situation of Pakistan on 13th November 2017. Ahead of this review IDSN and the Pakistan Dalit Solidarity Network (PDSN) have released a factsheet containing key recommendations, prepared […]

October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

India cuts off funding to IDSN member for reporting to UN Experts

IDSN member People’s Watch is fighting a legal battle in the Indian courts to regain their foreign funding license, first revoked by the Indian Government in 2012. The organisation, a program unit  of the […]

August 15th, 2017|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Dalit rights issues raised at the NGO event of the year in Finland

“The Dalit Solidarity Network in Finland (DSNFi) participated in the World Village Festival on May 27-28. The festival had 78 000 visitors during the weekend. It is annual multicultural event organised by the Kepa […]

June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Goodbyes and a tribute to IDSN Director, Rikke Nöhrlind

Many of Rikke Nohrlind’s friends and family – including most of her current and former team – gathered in Copenhagen on Monday 24 October 2016 to celebrate the many achievements of IDSN’s outgoing Executive […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A review: US State Department Report on human rights in India 2015

The US State Department published its Report 2015 on human rights practices in India, which provides a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in the country. The report covers areas of deprivation of […]

October 6th, 2016|India, Uncategorized|

Caste at the Human Rights Council’s 33 session

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) commenced its 33rd session on 13 September. This year the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences has a […]

September 15th, 2016|Caste-based slavery, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Indian Government under attack for atrocities against Dalits

The Indian government has come under attack for atrocities against Dalits. In a debate on Dalit atrocities in the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) on Thursday, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh  disputed claims of increasing […]

August 15th, 2016|India, Uncategorized, Violence and atrocities|

HRW urges India to stop treating critics as criminals

The Indian authorities use the country’s “vaguely worded, overly broad laws” to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch says in a new report released today. Dalit activists and artists are among the victims […]

May 24th, 2016|India, Uncategorized|

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|