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Caste-hate speech highlighted at the 2020 UN Minority Forum

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 […]

Petition: UN – Act now and hold member states accountable for elimination of caste-based discrimination

The Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network has launched a petition to call for the United Nations to build forward better on descent and caste-based discrimination. The petition includes concrete recommendations for civil society, UN human […]

November 23rd, 2020|Human Rights Defenders, South Asia, United Nations|

The Dalit Solidarity Network Finland celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Dalit Solidarity Network – Finland (DSNFi) celebrated its tenth anniversary as an online celebration on 16 November 2020. The celebration brought together more than thirty participants from Nepal, India, UK and many parts […]

November 22nd, 2020|European Union, Solidarity Networks|

IDSN submits replies on caste discrimination to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights consultation

IDSN has highlighted the need to address caste discrimination in relation to human rights due diligence and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in the response to the UNGP+ […]

November 21st, 2020|Business, United Nations|

South Asia: Authorities must urgently protect sanitation workers risking their lives on the COVID-19 frontlines

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, WATERAID AND INTERNATIONAL DALIT SOLIDARITY NETWORK
JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT
19 November 2020

As the UN marks World Toilet Day, Amnesty International, WaterAid and the International Dalit Solidarity Network call on authorities in India, Bangladesh, Nepal […]

November 18th, 2020|Bangladesh, Health, India, Manual Scavenging, Nepal, Pakistan, United Nations, Water and Sanitation|

IDSN co-organises global OHCHR webinar “When language excludes and discriminates”

The webinar highlighted the need to move away from using the stigmatising concept of “social distancing”, which has been commonplace across UN agencies during the Covid-19 pandemic, and replace this with the term “safe […]

October 28th, 2020|Health, South Asia, United Nations|

IDSN participates in Regional Forums on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities

There was broad participation from the IDSN network in the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on “Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities” to provide insights on caste discrimination, which will feed into the thematic work of […]

October 23rd, 2020|Diaspora, United Nations|

IDSN engages with the UN Human Rights Council 45th session on caste, slavery and water and sanitation

IDSN issued recommendations to States, contributed to statements and observed and noted caste-relevant issues presented at the UN Human Rights Council 45th Session held in Geneva.

IDSN International Associate, The International Movement Against All Forms […]

October 5th, 2020|Manual Scavenging, United Nations, Water and Sanitation|

Statement on Human rights to water and sanitation for Dalits in India – at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council

IMADR delivered the oral statement on “Human rights to water and sanitation for Dalits in India” at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council. The Whole text can be read below or download […]

September 24th, 2020|United Nations, Water and Sanitation|

IDSN Recommendations – Human Rights Council 45th Session

Caste discrimination is found in various regions of the world including the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe and continues to be addressed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Procedures’ […]

September 15th, 2020|Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, United Nations|