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Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation

See the statement below from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet:

Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation
GENEVA (29 May 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed […]

Vulnerable workers in supply chains need urgent protection to survive impact of Covid-19

IDSN Statement – We strongly urge governments and companies with supply chains in South Asia, to take measures to urgently protect migrant and informal workers, including Dalits, against a loss of income, social benefits, […]

Consultation on global action to address discrimination based on work and descent held in Senegal

On April 9-11 IDSN supported the Dakar Consultation on Global Partnership and Joint Actions in Addressing Discrimination based on Work & Descent – DWD, Untouchability, Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Analogous Forms of Discrimination that […]

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 […]

The SR on Minority issues completed her visit to Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, just completed her official 10 days visit in Sri Lanka. In her statement on 20 October, the SR urged the government to take concrete steps […]

October 21st, 2016|Sri Lanka, United Nations|

EP Committee approves caste resolution

Next month, the European Parliament will express serious concern about caste discrimination and urge the EU to take action on this important human rights issue.

September 19th, 2013|Access to justice, Bangladesh, European Union, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Yemen|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on

Casteless or Caste-blind? Launch of study on caste-based discrimination in Sri Lanka in book form

“Casteless or Caste-blind?” was launched at a ceremony at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, on the 6th of February. Early reports show that the study has already generated increased public interest in the issue.

February 19th, 2009|Sri Lanka|

Dalit demands put to SAARC at Sri Lanka meeting

At the Peoples’ SAARC meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18 -20 July around 1500 delegates from civil society organizations and various movements assembled from all South Asian countries to oppose militarization, nuclearisation and adverse effects of globalization. […]

August 1st, 2008|South Asia, Sri Lanka|