The IDSN January 2011 newsletter includes news that: Campaigners for Dalit rights finished 2010 on a strong note with lots of activities around Human Rights Day on 10 December and participation in various international events. In India, terrible atrocities against Dalits continued to make headlines, and in Nepal, the efforts to include strong provisions against caste discrimination in the constitution gained further momentum. The United Kingdom move closer to making caste discrimination illegal, as government commissioned research provided evidence of this form of discrimination in British society.
IDSN urges the UN Forum on Minority issues to consider ways to enhance political participation, especially for Dalit women.
Nepal: Little democracy within political parties for Dalits – Constitutional Assembly members grilled by Dalit NGOs at seminar on Dalit rights
Approximately 50 members of Nepal’s Constitutional Assembly – the body charged with making a new constitution and restructuring the state – were gathered at a seminar on Dalit human rights in the constitution making […]