IDSN Roadmap to the UNOHCHR Guidance Tool on Descent-Based Discrimination

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IDSN has published a Roadmap to the “UNOHCHR Guidance Tool on Descent-Based Discrimination: Key challenges and strategic approaches to combat caste-based discrimination and analogous forms of discrimination.” The Roadmap serves as an introduction to the concepts and recommendations covered in the tool.[/intro]

The Roadmap offers check boxes on actions within the four main areas covered in […]

Dalit women fight!

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This booklet contains information on Dalit women’s human rights, key issues, cases, quotes from activists, INGOs, the UN and the EU and calls to action.

Rehabilitating Former Manual Scavengers

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Breaking Free: Rehabilitating Manual Scavengers
Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and sewers. It often involves using the most basic of tools such as buckets, brooms and baskets. The practice of manual scavenging is linked to India’s caste system where […]

“They Say We’re Dirty” – Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized 

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Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims are most at risk of dropping out of school and being denied an education in India – states the comprehensive report “They say we’re dirty” – Denying an Education to India’s Marginalised, just released by Human Rights Watch.

The authors of the report interviewed hundreds of students, parents, teachers and officials […]

Rights within reach

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Rights within reach: Securing equality and human rights in Nepal’s new constitution

Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector

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Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector is the largest single first-hand study of slavery and child labor conducted to date, and the largest single study of slavery and child labor in a commodity’s supply chain. Kara was the lead investigator and author of the report, which was released through […]

Cleaning human waste

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“Manual Scavenging,” Caste, and Discrimination in India

AUGUST 25, 2014

This 96-page report documents the coercive nature of manual scavenging. Across India, castes that work as “manual scavengers” collect human excrement on a daily basis, and carry it away in cane baskets for disposal. Women from this caste usually clean dry toilets in homes, while men […]