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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 […]

UN side-event highlights caste-hate speech

On 22 March 2021, IDSN International Associates the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group (MRG),  FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch (HRW), organised the side-event during the 46th Session […]

IDSN report on caste-hate speech launched

The report ‘Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate speech based on work and descent’ was launched today by the International Dalit Solidarity Network. The report examines caste-hate speech with a particular emphasis on digital media. It is […]

Side-event: The Impact of Online Caste-Hate Speech

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UN Special Rapporteur makes key recommendations on caste-hate speech in report on the UN Forum on Minority Issues

The Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernande de Varennes, has cited caste multiple times in his recent report to the UN Human Rights Council, in Paragraphs 35, 58, 67 and 84. These recommendations were […]

March 2nd, 2021|Caste-hate speech, Political Participation, United Nations|

UN UPR Review: Nepal receives 14 recommendations on addressing caste-based discrimination

During the 3rd Cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review of Nepal, the country received at least 14 recommendations on caste, including education of Dalit girls, implementation of the legislation combatting caste based discrimination, […]

February 24th, 2021|Nepal, United Nations|

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 […]

UN experts raise concern over caste-based slavery

UN experts spoke out about the links between discrimination and slavery at the webinar “Contemporary Slavery & Racial Discrimination: Civil Society Support to Survivors during the Pandemic” organised by the International Day for the […]

December 4th, 2020|Caste-based slavery, India, Manual Scavenging, Nepal, South Asia, United Nations|

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 – […]