Archive | Yemen

MEPs question EU policy on caste issue

A discussion in the European Parliament’s Development Committee on 8 July focused on the need for an EU policy on caste discrimination. MEPs believe that this serious human rights problem warrants EU priority action and are preparing a resolution on the issue.

July 9th, 2013|European Union, South Asia, Yemen|

Yemen’s Al-Akhdam face brutal oppression

In a joint submission to the UN’s UPR mechanism, the All Youth Network in Yemen and IDSN provide an alternative report on the precarious human rights conditions of the Al-Akhdam people and urge the Government of Yemen to address their situation.

July 3rd, 2013|Access to justice, Education, United Nations, Yemen|

Akhdam community in Yemen protest over discrimination and neglect

The Al-Akhdam community, a minority group, which is regarded as an "untouchable" outcaste group in Yemen are protesting against rampant discrimination resulting in low wages, horrendous living standards and inequality in access to services.

April 24th, 2012|Yemen|

UN Committee: Combat social discrimination against Al-Akhdam in Yemen

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) recommends the Government of Yemen to adopt a national action plan to combat the social discrimination and marginalization faced by the Al-Akhdam people, considered 'untouchable' in Yemen.

June 6th, 2011|United Nations, Yemen|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on