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UNICEF: Dalit girls most excluded from primary education in India

A report just released by UNICEF and UNESCO on out of school children in India highlights that Dalit girls have the highest primary school exclusion rate in India. The report also finds that half of the Pre-School age Dalit children are not attending school.

January 30th, 2014|Dalit Children, Dalit Women, Education, India|

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|

UN expert: Education system fails Dalits

In his most recent report, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism notes that discrimination against Dalits in the educational system is widespread in caste-affected countries. It leads to high dropout rates and even suicides.

May 15th, 2013|Education, United Nations|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on www.youtube.com/IDSNVideo

Dalit documentary viewed by 100,000

More than 100,000 viewers have watched the powerful short documentary ‘I’m Dalit how are you?’ on Youtube.

April 19th, 2010|Education, India, Manual Scavenging|

Caste systems obstruct South Asian education

A new UN report finds that India is still home to the world’s largest illiterate population. The report states that caste systems in South Asia have a negative effect on education opportunities.

January 27th, 2010|Education, South Asia|

Dalits’ access to education debated at the UN Forum on Minorities

When the UN Forum on Minority Issues met for the first time on 15-16 December in Geneva to discuss the issue of minorities’ access to education, Ms. Meghna Guhathakurta from Bangladesh was invited to […]

December 18th, 2008|Education, United Nations|