Archive | Dalit Women

Get updated with IDSN’s November newsletter

The issue of caste discrimination is receiving welcome and significant international attention in a number of places. The IDSN November newsletter is reflecting this trend.

December 1st, 2010|Access to justice, Dalit Women, Manual Scavenging, Programme, United Nations|

Activists call for end to violence against the world’s ‘untouchable’ women

On the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25th of November, Dalit women activists are urging the world to pay attention to the plight of women subjected to horrific acts of violence because of their caste and gender.

November 25th, 2010|Dalit Women|

March frees 500 women from manual scavenging

Maila Mukti Yatra - a march against the practice of manual scavenging – was completed in four Indian states during a 25-day period in November and December 2009.

December 29th, 2009|Dalit Women, Manual Scavenging|

A Dalit view on climate change

Three Dalit women from Andhra Pradesh took part in a protest outside the conference area of the UN climate talks by ceremonially burning their conference badges. They felt that their voices had not been heard in the COP15 process.

December 17th, 2009|Dalit Women, United Nations|

“We are not thought of as human”

The Guardian has published an investigation into the lives of Dalit women in Bangladesh. The author of the article, Mary Griffin, came second in the British newspaper’s International Development Journalism Competition.

November 26th, 2009|Bangladesh, Dalit Women|

Stay updated with the IDSN June newsletter

Read the IDSN June newsletter here with all the latest news on caste-based discrimination from the IDSN network.

June 19th, 2009|Dalit Women, India, United Nations|

IDSN recommendations on caste discrimination and Dalit women to the Human Rights Council

When the Human Rights Council meet for the 11th time between 2-18 June, IDSN recommends that the issue of caste discrimination be addressed, in particular the human rights situation of Dalit women. Members of the Council are also urged to acknowledge the positive role played by the High Commissioner on Human Rights during her recent visits to two caste-affected countries, Nepal and India.

May 25th, 2009|Dalit Women, United Nations|