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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

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September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

‘Can justice be bought?’ seminar assesses Norway’s new Transparency Act and how stakeholders can address caste discrimination in supply chains.

The event was opened by Guro Almås, senior adviser in the Church Council / Interchurch Council, who addressed the possibilities for both national and international developments in business and human rights and stressed the […]

September 1st, 2021|Business|

Addressing caste-hate speech in a global context: Brief and recommendations for UN and EU actors

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The brief is based on the report Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate-speech based on work and descent published by IDSN in March 2021. 

August 14th, 2021|Caste-hate speech, European Union, United Nations|

India’s health inequality severely affects Dalits

Indian society is extremely unequal. Decent healthcare is a luxury mainly available to those who can afford it. The poor and marginalised, including Dalits, are much more likely to suffer from ill health than […]

New Report: Dalits work in slavery-like conditions in India’s cotton seed production

The new report Seeds of Oppression by ARISA describes slavery-like conditions in Gujarat’s cotton sees industry. Workers, many Dalits, produce cotton seed, yet receive no wages and owe the landowner debts.

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August 3rd, 2021|Business, India|

OECD Watch report says revised OECD guidelines should specifically include caste

The report Get Fit: Closing gaps in the OECD Guidelines to make them fit for purpose stresses the need to address discrimination based on caste explicitly in the OECD Guidelines that are up for revision. IDSN is working with OECD Watch and ARISA (Advocating Rights in South Asia) to ensure that these revisions take note of the prevalence of caste in Multinational Enterprises.

June 30th, 2021|Business, Dalit Women, India, South Asia|

Caste, gender justice and the right to freedom of opinion and expression – IDSN UN submission

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Contribution from the International Dalit Solidarity Network – IDSN to the UNGA76 report on Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression by the UN Special Rapporteur on the […]

June 15th, 2021|Dalit Women, Political Participation, United Nations|

Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages – The Case of Pakistan (IDSN Submission)

Download the IDSN Submission to the Report on Respecting, Protecting and Fulfilling the Right to Freedom of Thought: Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages – The Case of Pakistan – Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion […]

June 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

IDSN Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur report on SDGs

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UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
Minorities, Equal Participation, Social and Economic Development, and the 2030 Agenda for SustainableDevelopment 
Submission from the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) – June 2021
Introduction
Many of […]

June 8th, 2021|South Asia, United Nations|