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IDSN takes part in screening of award winning film Writing with Fire

On 14 November the Alderbugh Cinema DocFest invited the IDSN Executive Director to speak about Dalit women human rights defenders and caste in South Asia at the screening of the award winning documentary Writing with Fire.

Writing with […]

November 17th, 2021|Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, India|

Dalit women and girls targets of caste-based sexual violence

On a Sunday evening in early August, a nine-year old Dalit girl went to a crematorium across the street from her dwelling in the Indian capital Delhi to fetch cool drinking water. She never […]

November 14th, 2021|Bangladesh, Dalit Women, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Violence and atrocities|

The need for action on ensuring rights for Dalits in Bangladesh – highlighted at key events

The Dalit Women Conclave, on the 24th September, brought together Dalit leaders and activists from across Bangladesh and was organized by IDSN member the Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM).

In her presentation at the Conclave, […]

IDSN participation at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council

On the 30 September, during the Interactive Dialogue with the HRC Advisory Committee, Pradip Pariyar, from IDSN member organisation Samata Foundation, highlighted the need for the UN system to keep engaged in eradicating caste-based […]

October 26th, 2021|Dalit Women, Nepal, United Nations, Violence and atrocities|

IDSN condemns religious attacks on Dalits in Bangladesh

Read the statements:

MRG condemns widespread attacks against Hindu minority in Bangladesh (Minority Rights Group)

“Since 2013 the worsening political crisis, rising extremism, and the issue of impunity and lack of enforcement of legal provisions have […]

October 21st, 2021|Bangladesh, Violence and atrocities|

Join IDSN for the preview screening of ‘I am Belmaya’ – a Dalit woman’s transformative journey in Nepal

Please join IDSN for an exclusive online preview of the upcoming, award-winning feature documentary I Am Belmaya, with live Q&A on Thurs 7 Oct with director Sue Carpenter and co-director/subject Belmaya Nepali, hosted by IDSN.

September 14th, 2021|Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, Nepal|

IDSN issues recommendations from the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued key recommendations to the UN member states for the 48th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (13 September – 8October 2021) .

In connection with their participation in the HRC48 session, states […]

September 9th, 2021|United Nations|

The EU calls on the UN NGO Committee to end “unjust” 10 year deferral of IDSN’s application

In a European Union Statement delivered by Mr. Christophe Forax, First Counsellor, at the 75th United Nations General Assembly Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations 2021 Resumed Session, the EU called for ending the unjust deferrals […]

September 9th, 2021|United Nations|

IDSN engages with the UN Human Rights Council 47th session on caste, women’s rights and the UPR of Nepal

IDSN issued recommendations to States, contributed to statements and observed and noted caste-relevant issues presented at the UN Human Rights Council 47th Session held in Geneva.

IDSN International Associate, The International Movement Against All Forms […]

September 8th, 2021|United Nations|

The impact of the caste system in Nepal discussed at national-level webinar

Read the news in the FEDO E-bulletin

Watch the video of the webinar

https://fb.watch/98BVtjx6Ml/

September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|