Archive | Violence and atrocities

Angela Davis speaks up about #DalitLivesMatter

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 […]

Statement: Rapes of Dalit women and impunity for dominant caste perpetrators must end now

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 […]
October 7th, 2020|Dalit Women, Human Rights Defenders, India, Nepal, South Asia, Violence and atrocities|

IDSN Members responding to Covid-19

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 […]
August 10th, 2020|Health, Humanitarian Aid, India, Nepal, Violence and atrocities|

Joint letter urges EU to raise serious concern for Dalit human rights defenders at the EU-India summit 

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Surge in atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis under COVID-19 lockdown in India reported

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 […]
June 15th, 2020|Health, Human Rights Defenders, India, Violence and atrocities|

In solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

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 […]
June 4th, 2020|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, Violence and atrocities|

Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation

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 […]

Dalit rights defenders demand justice in killings over inter-caste love in Nepal

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 […]
May 28th, 2020|Access to justice, Nepal, Violence and atrocities|

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 […]
March 23rd, 2020|Dalit Children, Dalit Women, Pakistan, United Nations, Violence and atrocities|

Report outlines recommendations for action on caste and gender justice in Nepal

A comprehensive report on the status of Dalit women in Nepal has been released by IDSN member the Feminist Dalit Organization Nepal (FEDO) with support from IDSN and Womankind. The report details the situation, […]