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Nepal: UN Poverty Expert says caste discrimination is “the single most important factor” explaining why Dalits are disproportionately affected by poverty

“Though banned, caste-based and ethnicity-based discrimination remain a reality in social life, and it is a major factor explaining the perpetuation of poverty,” De Schutter commented in the press release issued.

“Land issues remain unresolved, […]

December 9th, 2021|Nepal, Poverty, United Nations|

Caste and human rights in supply chains raised at UN Forum

IDSN participated in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights from 29 November – 1 December, learning and drawing attention to the urgent need to address caste discrimination and violence in global supply […]

December 7th, 2021|Business, South Asia, United Nations|

UN slavery expert raises concern over caste discrimination in Sri Lanka

IDSN welcomes the attention to an often hidden issue in Sri Lanka.

In his end of mission press statement Mr. Obokata stated:

“I also wish to raise the issue of caste-based discrimination which reportedly persists in […]

December 6th, 2021|Sri Lanka, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Brief: Dalit women face violence and harassment in India’s garment industry – time to act

Brief and recommendations in relation to the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – 29 November- 1 December

The rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit factory worker has attracted attention to poor working […]

November 25th, 2021|Business, India, United Nations|

IDSN participation at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council

On the 30 September, during the Interactive Dialogue with the HRC Advisory Committee, Pradip Pariyar, from IDSN member organisation Samata Foundation, highlighted the need for the UN system to keep engaged in eradicating caste-based […]

October 26th, 2021|Dalit Women, Nepal, United Nations, Violence and atrocities|

IDSN issues recommendations from the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued key recommendations to the UN member states for the 48th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (13 September – 8October 2021) .

In connection with their participation in the HRC48 session, states […]

September 9th, 2021|United Nations|

The EU calls on the UN NGO Committee to end “unjust” 10 year deferral of IDSN’s application

In a European Union Statement delivered by Mr. Christophe Forax, First Counsellor, at the 75th United Nations General Assembly Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations 2021 Resumed Session, the EU called for ending the unjust deferrals […]

September 9th, 2021|United Nations|

IDSN engages with the UN Human Rights Council 47th session on caste, women’s rights and the UPR of Nepal

IDSN issued recommendations to States, contributed to statements and observed and noted caste-relevant issues presented at the UN Human Rights Council 47th Session held in Geneva.

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

September 8th, 2021|United Nations|

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|

Caste, gender justice and the right to freedom of opinion and expression – IDSN UN submission

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Contribution from the International Dalit Solidarity Network – IDSN to the UNGA76 report on Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression by the UN Special Rapporteur on the […]

June 15th, 2021|Dalit Women, Political Participation, United Nations|