Archive | Political Participation

Dalit women participate in the UN Forum on Minority Issues

Dalit human rights defenders from India, Nepal and Bangladesh voiced their concerns about effective political participation of Dalit women at the 4th session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues. The thematic focus of the session, which was held in Geneva on 29-30 November 2011, was “Guaranteeing the rights of minority women”.

December 13th, 2011|Dalit Women, Political Participation, United Nations|

UN Committee urges Nepal to increase political participation of Dalit women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) examined Nepal on 20 July, and recommended the Government to take specific measures to increase the “very low” political representation of Dalit and indigenous women at national and local level.

August 17th, 2011|Dalit Women, Nepal, Political Participation, United Nations|

IDSN on YouTube

IDSN have launched a YouTube Channel on

IDSN Annual Report 2010

The IDSN 2010 Annual Report is now published and ready for download.

February 25th, 2011|Country/region, European Union, Political Participation, United Nations|

Read the IDSN January Newsletter

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.

January 6th, 2011|European Union, India, Nepal, Political Participation, Programme|

UN Minority Forum: More political participation for Dalits

IDSN urges the UN Forum on Minority issues to consider ways to enhance political participation, especially for Dalit women.

November 2nd, 2009|Political Participation, United Nations|

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 […]

December 29th, 2008|Nepal, Political Participation|