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Highlights – Dr. Ambedkar 125th Anniversary Celebrations

On 13th April 2016, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York hosted a Special Event at the UN Headquarters to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. […]

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rohith suicide case continues to stir India

On 22 March, student demonstrators at Hyderabad Central University were violently attacked by police who forcefully detained 29 protesters, brutally beat them and held them in undisclosed locations for more than 24 hours. During […]

HRW/IDSN: Ending discrimination based on caste and descent

The UN Human Rights Council, its member states and UN bodies should work much harder to eliminate one of the world’s worst forms of discrimination. This is the overall message from Human Rights Watch […]

March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Indian budget fails to deliver for Dalits

Approximately one fourth of India’s population consists of Dalits and Adivasis, and they are supposed to receive budget allocations according to their numbers. But yet again, these groups have been let down by the […]

March 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

UN expert urges states to combat caste discrimination

Caste-affected countries must take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues says in a new, strongly worded report on one of the world’s most serious human […]

March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bangladesh: Millions of Dalits need water and sanitation

Clean water is a luxury for the Dalits of Dhaka. While members of the Bangladeshi capital’s non-Dalit population mostly boil or filter their water, the economically deprived and discriminated Dalits often have to make […]

March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stand for Human Rights Campaign launched by Human Rights and Democracy Network

Today The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), of which IDSN is a member has launched the year-long campaign Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders. urging the EU to take action on commitments to protects and […]

November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

IDSN November Newsletter

Read the latest IDSN newsletter here http://eepurl.com/bFpUBb :

The November edition of the newsletter includes:

Caste violence in India rises as Dalits assert their rights
Nepal UPR – UN Members deeply concerned about caste
Dalit singer arrested and […]

November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Nepal – UN Members deeply concerned about caste discrimination and untouchability

PRESS RELEASE issued jointly by the Nepal Dalit National Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO), Dalit NGO Federation (DNF), The Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) and the Jagaran Media Center (JMC) on behalf of the Dalit Civil Society Organisations Coalition […]

November 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Nepal Dalits demand inclusion as draft constitution goes to vote

The Dalit movement in Nepal has mobilized to protest against this draft constitution and have issued 9 demands to be incorporated into the constitution.

Nine-Point Demand of Dalit Movement

All Dalit rights and provisions should […]

September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|