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 […]
Veteran civil rights and #BlackLivesMatter campaigner Professor Angela Davis has given a video statement about the need for increased solidarity with the #DalitLivesMatter movement.
The statement can be viewed on YouTube and as a text […]
IDSN Statement, October 7, 2020
IDSN strongly condemns the rapes and murders of Dalit girls and women in South Asia. The recent case of gang rape and murder of a 19-year old Dalit woman in […]
IDSN Members continue to respond to the extremely vulnerable situation of Dalits during the Covid-19 lockdown and pandemic. We have collated some examples of reports, relief and other initiatives undertaken by IDSN members over […]
Joint letter urges EU to raise serious concern for Dalit human rights defenders at the EU-India summit
Download the full letter here >>
Please find the documented cases and interventions by NDMJ here >> and the collection of media reports collated by NDMJ here >>
Below please read the full press release from NDMJ on this:
Press Statement by National […]
IDSN strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd.
Our hearts go out to his loved ones and the loved ones of all those killed because of systemic inequality, racism and discrimination every day across the […]
See the statement below from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet:
Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation
GENEVA (29 May 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed […]
IDSN members and affiliates in Nepal are raising awareness and demanding justice in a case of caste-based murder in the country that is still under Covid-19 lockdown.
What started as a love story between two […]
UN women’s committee raises concern over intersecting caste, religious and gender discrimination in Pakistan
The Committee’s observations are the result of an interactive process with NGOs and the state party where IDSN has also submitted a report detailing the challenges faced by Dalit women and girls in Pakistan. The report […]