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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|

UK Minister meets former manual scavengers

During a visit to India, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, has interacted with Dalit community members in a village in Madhya Pradesh.

November 29th, 2010|Manual Scavenging, UK|

Manual scavengers: The government has 60 days to act

Manual scavengers from across India gathered at a mass rally in New Delhi Monday 1 November and demanded immediate government action to end manual scavenging once and for all, rehabilitate former manual scavengers and apologise for decades of suffering imposed on this group.

November 2nd, 2010|India, Manual Scavenging|

Bus ‘march’ against manual scavenging

A march – or ‘yatra’ - for the eradication of manual scavenging in India was launched on 29 September. During the next few weeks, buses will carry campaigners from five different corners of India to the capital.

October 1st, 2010|Caste-based slavery, India, Manual Scavenging|

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|

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|

Children speak up against manual scavenging

Dalit children in Gujarat will protest against being forced to clean toilets and septic tanks at the upcoming rally against manual scavenging, organized by Grassroots Dalit organization Navsarjan.

August 13th, 2009|Dalit Children, Manual Scavenging|

Supreme Court ruling brings India a step closer to ending manual scavenging

The campaign to end manual scavenging by the 2010 Commonwealth Games just got a push from a recent Supreme Court Decision, holding Government appointed District Collectors responsible for not eradicating the demeaning and hazardous practice.

July 15th, 2009|India, Manual Scavenging|

So you think you’ve had a shitty day? Campaign against manual scavenging

On the World Day for Decent Work (Tuesday 7 October) Dalit Solidarity Network UK launched the ‘Foul Play’ campaign to demand the end of the human rights abuse of manual scavenging. Around 1.3 million […]

October 7th, 2008|Manual Scavenging|