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European Parliament calls for the EU to intensify efforts at the UN to eliminate caste discrimination 

The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter.

The European Parliament’s report […]

January 14th, 2022|European Union|

Dalit rights defenders speak out on caste at the EU-NGO Forum

Economic, social and labour rights were the thematic headlines of this year’s EU-NGO Human Rights Forum, where three Dalit human rights defenders were featured as panellists, facilitated by IDSN. Caste-related barriers to healthcare in […]

December 15th, 2021|Business, European Union, Health, Human Rights Defenders, India, Pakistan, Poverty, South Asia|

Addressing caste-hate speech in a global context: Brief and recommendations for UN and EU actors

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The brief is based on the report Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate-speech based on work and descent published by IDSN in March 2021. 

August 14th, 2021|Caste-hate speech, European Union, United Nations|

Dalit activists highlight caste discrimination at the European Development Days 2021 IDSN stand

This year the European Development Days from 15 – 16 June 2021 brought together thousands of participants from around the world, all completely digitally. The theme, which was carried over from 2020, centred on […]

June 24th, 2021|European Union|

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 […]

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 […]

EU: Prioritize Rights at India Summit

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Provide Essential Medical Supplies; Urge India to Free Rights Defenders, Address Abuses

(Brussels, May 3, 2021) – European leaders at the  May 8, 2021 summit with their Indian counterparts should prioritize the […]

Joint Statement: EU Should Speak Out Against India’s Rights Violations

Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue Scheduled for January 12

(Brussels,January 11, 2021) —  The EU should  take a strong stand and press India to immediately end systemic human rights violations, seven organizations said today, ahead of […]

January 11th, 2021|European Union, India|

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’.

Speaking […]

EU Human Rights chief discusses caste violence with Dalit women activists

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore and India and Nepal desk representatives of the European External Action Service (EEAS) met with IDSN and Dalit women activists from the Feminist Dalit Organisation – […]