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Caste, gender justice and the right to freedom of opinion and expression – IDSN UN submission

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Contribution from the International Dalit Solidarity Network – IDSN to the UNGA76 report on Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression by the UN Special Rapporteur on the […]

June 15th, 2021|Dalit Women, Political Participation, United Nations|

New report: Dalit Women Rise for Justice – Status Report 2021 released by AIDMAM-NCDHR

The Status Report is a compilation of AIDMAM’s efforts in assisting Dalit women through monitoring and advocacy with the police and administration in cases of caste and gender based violence in all operational states. […]

Dalit activist speaks out on caste and gender discrimination at Europe Day in Nepal

“Dalit women are not only objects of pity and development handouts, they should be treated as genuine collaborators,” said Sarita Pariyar, writer, social activist and Board member of the Samata Foundation, speaking at Europe […]

International Dalit Journalist Network launched

A global network of Dalit journalists from across the world was launched on the 25 April to address the need to ensure better representation of Dalit voices in the mediascapes of countries where caste […]

May 10th, 2021|Nepal, Political Participation, South Asia, Sri Lanka|

IDSN Annual Report 2020-21

The IDSN Annual Report 2020-21 covers key developments and activities within IDSN’s work under the thematic areas Dalit women and gender justice, business and human rights and equality and participation. The report can be […]

UN side-event highlights caste-hate speech

On 22 March 2021, IDSN International Associates the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group (MRG),  FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch (HRW), organised the side-event during the 46th Session […]

IDSN report on caste-hate speech launched

The report ‘Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate speech based on work and descent’ was launched today by the International Dalit Solidarity Network. The report examines caste-hate speech with a particular emphasis on digital media. It is […]

UN Special Rapporteur makes key recommendations on caste-hate speech in report on the UN Forum on Minority Issues

The Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernande de Varennes, has cited caste multiple times in his recent report to the UN Human Rights Council, in Paragraphs 35, 58, 67 and 84. These recommendations were […]

March 2nd, 2021|Caste-hate speech, Political Participation, United Nations|

IDSN speaks out about caste-hate speech at EU NGO Forum keynote panel

IDSN highlighted the need for urgent action to curb caste-hate speech “spreading like wildfire”, speaking at the EU NGO Human Rights Forum keynote panel on ‘Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in the Digital Sphere’.

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Caste-hate speech highlighted at the 2020 UN Minority Forum

IDSN delivered strong statements at the UN Forum on Minority Issues on the theme “Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities” highlighting the need to address caste-hate speech. The Forum was held in Geneva and […]