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Yemen: Groundbreaking UNICEF survey reveals enormous welfare gap between Muhamasheen (“Al-Akhdam”) and the general population

Access to services Significant disparities are found in access to services such as water and sanitation, electricity, quality of housing. For example only 9% of the homes of Muhamasheen communities have piped water against 29% […]
October 1st, 2015|Yemen|

Dalit women fight for their rights with marches and mass events in Nepal and India

Dalit women from Nepal, India and Bangladesh joined hands to assert their rights at a rally in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the people’s SAARC meeting. Hundreds of Dalit women from across Nepal gathered at the FEDO National Dalit Women conference, to put Dalit women’s rights on the agenda and In India several long marches and mass gatherings of Dalit women took place throughout November and December.

December 19th, 2014|Bangladesh, Dalit Women, India, Nepal|

Hundreds of Dalit women gather at conference in Nepal

Hundreds of Dalit women from across Nepal gathered in Kathmandu for the “Dalit Women’s National Conference for Democracy, Justice, Sustainable Peace and Inclusive Constitution” from 2-4 December 2014. The conference was organized by the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) and international speakers included UN Women and IDSN.

December 18th, 2014|Dalit Women, Nepal|

Caste discrimination debated in the UK House of Lords

The UK Government’s action on tackling caste discrimination in India was the topic of a debate on the 26th November in the UK House of Lords. Many Lords spoke out passionately against caste-based discrimination and asked that the UK Government in its relations with India take-up fighting caste-based discrimination.

December 18th, 2014|India, UK|

South Asian Parliamentarians meet to discuss strategies for ending caste discrimination

Thirty-one parliamentarians from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh gathered for a meeting of the Asian Parliamentarians’ Forum on Dalit Concerns in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the 2014 SAARC meeting. The former Prime Minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhatttarai, delivered a remarkable keynote speech, calling for an international framework and a regional thematic approach to eliminate caste discrimination, and cooperation between South Asian parliamentarians for a common agenda.

December 18th, 2014|Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan|

Violence and atrocities against Dalits debated at the UN Forum on Minority Issues

Dalit activists spoke at the UN Forum on Minority Issues to highlight the issue of violence against Dalits in South Asia and the lack of access to justice for victims. They also pointed to ways forward in redressing and preventing these crimes.

December 17th, 2014|Dalit Women|

New reports: Exclusion and untouchability remain widespread and only 5% marry out of their caste

Report findings recently released from the India Human Development Survey, the India Exclusion Report and the Nepal Multidimensional Social Inclusion Index, document that caste discrimination is very far from being history. In almost all aspects of every-day life statistics indicate that caste discrimination is deep-rooted and widespread.

December 17th, 2014|India|

Nepal: Prime Minister’s office holds workshop to address caste discrimination

In an effort to address the persistence of caste discrimination, despite legal measures forbidding it, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) held a consultation workshop on the implementation status of UN UPR recommendations concerning caste-based discrimination.

December 17th, 2014|Nepal|

Caste at the root of India and Mauritania’s position as top global slavery offenders

The Global Slavery Index 2014, released by the Walk Free Foundation, singles out India as the country in the world with the most slaves and sees caste at the root of slavery in India. Caste-affected Mauritania tops the Index on percentage of the population in slavery.

December 3rd, 2014|Caste-based slavery, Pakistan|

UN Special Rapporteur calls for new measures to fight violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Rashida Manjoo called for the adoption of different norms and measures to fight violence against women around the world and a binding standard of accountability at the international level.

December 16th, 2013|Dalit Women, United Nations|