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Press Release: European Parliament calls for an EU policy to address caste discrimination

January 16th 2020 — The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2018 and the European Union’s policy on the […]

January 16th, 2020|European Union|

IDSN highlights caste-related labour issues at the Business and human rights forum 2019

IDSN set its mark on the UN Business and Human Rights Forum with a very popular stand, highlighting the links between caste and human rights violations in global supply chains and the IDSN Director […]

December 13th, 2019|Business, Caste-based slavery, South Asia, United Nations|

Caste guidance launched at seminar on vulnerable workers in business supply chains

Human rights issues related to caste in global supply chains was a key theme at the seminar on vulnerable workers, held in Copenhagen on 12 November, organised by IDSN, the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) […]

December 2nd, 2019|Business, Caste-based slavery, India, Pakistan, South Asia|

IMADR and IDSN joint workshop on strategies to tackle caste and gender discrimination held at Beijing +25 forum

Participants and presenters shared stories, ideas and strategies at the workshop Minority Women: 25 Years as Agents of Change Together, organised by IDSN and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) at the Beijing+25 […]

IDSN participates in the ALNAP annual meeting on humanitarian action

IDSN was represented by Innasimuthu Pandiyan, from IDSN Associate the Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY), at the Annual Meeting of ALNAP, a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent […]

November 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Workshop on strategies to tackle caste and gender discrimination at Beijing +25 regional CSO Forum

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November 22nd, 2019|Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, United Nations|

IDSN Participates at UN Global Consultation on Business and Human Rights

Henri Tiphagne, member of the IDSN board, represented IDSN in the Global Consultation on National Human Rights Institutions and access to remedy (Project on the Role of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for […]

November 10th, 2019|Business, Caste-based slavery, United Nations|

Dalit women producing leather footwear for global brands suffer serious labour rights abuses

A new report by Homeworkers Worldwide finds Dalit women working in global leather supply chains being subjected to discrimination, insecure work, low wages and labour rights abuses, including sexual harassment.

The report, Due diligence in […]

October 11th, 2019|Business, Dalit Women|

Seminar on vulnerable workers in global supply chains focusing on caste – Copenhagen 12th November

The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) is hosting an international seminar on the challenges faced by marginalised groups, working under some of the most difficult conditions in global supply chains, discussing how addressing discrimination and injustice […]

October 2nd, 2019|Business, Caste-based slavery|

Caste discrimination raised at the UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Contemporary forms of Slavery, Minority Rights Group (MRG) and IDSN delivered a joint statement highlighting some features of slavery today that affect Dalits, in […]

October 1st, 2019|Caste-based slavery, United Nations, Water and Sanitation|