Archive | Dalit Women

Call for UN focus on Dalit women

IDSN has urged UN member states to recognise Dalit women as a particularly vulnerable group in the upcoming annual resolution in the Human Rights Council on violence against women.

May 22nd, 2013|Dalit Women, India, United Nations|

Culture of impunity harms Dalit women

On the last day of her visit to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Ms Rashida Manjoo, said that Dalit women experience some of the worst forms of discrimination and oppression.

May 2nd, 2013|Dalit Women, India, United Nations|

MRG: End violence against Dalit women

It is time for comprehensive action to end violence against Dalit women and girls, says Minority Rights Group International on International Women’s Day. The full statement follows here.

March 8th, 2013|Dalit Women, India, Nepal, South Asia|

Pillay applauds movement to end manual scavenging

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has issued a strong statement in support of the movement to end manual scavenging in India. The OHCHR news release is copied below.

January 31st, 2013|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, India, Manual Scavenging, United Nations|

Dalit women in Pakistan – denied a life in dignity and respect

A new report documents the situation of Pakistan's Dalit women; one of the most socially excluded and impoverished sections of the population. The shadow report for a UN CEDAW review of Pakistan in February calls on the Government to focus on education, access to basic services, and laws and special programmes to protect the rights of Dalit women.

January 30th, 2013|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, Pakistan, United Nations|

EP urges India to fight violence against women

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on violence against women in India. The document contains several references to caste discrimination and the situation of Dalit women.

January 17th, 2013|Access to justice, Dalit Women, India, United Nations|

European Parliament adopts historic resolution on Dalits

PRESS RELEASE: A strongly worded resolution on caste discrimination in India was debated and adopted today by the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Parliament condemned the high number of atrocities committed against Dalits in India and the Indian government’s insufficient action on the issue of caste discrimination.

December 13th, 2012|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Women, European Union, India, Manual Scavenging|

Caste included in EP resolution on human rights

The European Parliament (EP) includes text on caste discrimination in the resolution adopted on the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2011 and the European Union’s policy on the matter.

December 13th, 2012|Dalit Women, European Union|

Motion passed in Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in India’s garment industry, following report highlighting Dalits in bonded labour

A Motion in the Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in the garment industry in India has been adopted in the wake of the report ‘Maid in India’ by SOMO and the India Committee of the Netherlands

Atrocities against Dalit women go unpunished – new study from Navsarjan Trust

Navsarjan Trust have released the study 'Gender Violence and Access to Justice for Dalit Women in collaboration with Minority Rights Group International. The report finds Dalit women face severe difficulties in accessing justice and are extremely vulnerable to violence, sexual abuse and other atrocities.

January 10th, 2012|Dalit Women|