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New EU human rights guidelines highlight the need to address caste in EU’s external action

IDSN welcomes the new EU Human Rights Guidelines on Non-discrimination in External Action, where caste is mentioned several times as a form of discrimination that must be addressed.
It is specified in the guidelines that […]

April 12th, 2019|European Union|

MEP’s ask EU to act to end the unjust blocking of IDSN’s UN accreditation

Several high-profile members of the European Parliament have sent a letter to the EU High-Representative for Foreign Affairs, Frederica Mogherini, asking the EU to take action to support IDSN’s 10-year quest for UN accreditation, […]

April 9th, 2019|European Union, Human Rights Defenders, India, United Nations|

Study finds Dalits working in forced and child labour in India’s garment industry

The report offers the most wide-reaching and comprehensive investigation into the conditions of work in India’s home-based garment sector.

“Time and time again studies find that Dalits in the global supply chains are working in […]

March 29th, 2019|Business, Dalit Children, Dalit Women, India|

Caste discrimination is blocking progress on the SDGs says UK NGO development network BOND

A new report Caste and Development: Tackling Discrimination Based on Work and Descent has just been released by the UK NGO development network BOND highlighting the urgent need to address caste discrimination in order […]

UN rights chief warns against “increasing harassment and targeting of” Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis in India

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, raises concern over increasing marginalisation and discrimination in India, in her speech to the UN Human Rights Council.

Speaking about the situation in India, the High Commissioner […]

March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Today, we are not here only to speak of our plight. We are also agents of change”, says Ruth Manorama at the UN Human Rights Council

On Friday 8 March, Ruth Manorama, a Dalit human rights defender, delivered a statement, co-sponsored by the International Movement against all Forms of Racial Discrimination (IMADR)and by the Right Livelihood Award (in solidarity with […]

March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dalit women defenders featured by UN Women on Women’s Day (Video)

Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of the Dalit Women’s Movement AIDMAM-NCDHR, an IDSN member talks about the Dalit Women Fight movement in this UN Women & Google collaboration 5 minute video.

“We are not silent. You […]

Amnesty India raise concern over “disturbing number of hate crimes” targeting Dalits and Muslims in India

A disturbing number of alleged hate crimes – including assault, rape and murder – were reported in 2018 against people from marginalized groups, especially Dalits and Muslims, said Amnesty India, as it released data […]

March 5th, 2019|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India, Violence and atrocities|

Activists: Government funds India’s most marginalised are not reaching them

The Government have announced a rise in budgets allocated for the welfare of Dalits (Scheduled Castes) and Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) in India, however human rights activists are saying that the rise is irrelevant as […]

Members of European Parliament Ask India to ‘End Crackdown’ on Rights Activists

Twenty members of the European Parliament have written to Central ministers, expressing concern about “worrying signs of shrinking civil society space in India”, newsoutlet The Wire reports.

“India is the largest democracy in the world, […]

February 27th, 2019|European Union, Human Rights Defenders, India|