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Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages – The Case of Pakistan (IDSN Submission)

Download the IDSN Submission to the Report on Respecting, Protecting and Fulfilling the Right to Freedom of Thought: Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages – The Case of Pakistan – Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion […]

June 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

New book documents caste atrocities under Covid-19 lockdown in India

The book can be downloaded from DHRDNet here >>

March 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

IDSN Recommendations for the UN Human Rights Council 46th Session

IDSN has issued and disseminated recommendations for the UN HRC46 – see the recommendations below and download a PDF version here.
Recommendations for the 46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (22 February – […]

February 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Nepal Universal Periodic Review 2021 – Fact Sheet on caste discrimination

IDSN has issued this fact sheet jointly with the Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) for the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal, listing recommendations, that have been responded to and noted, as well as the national […]

January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

IDSN highlights rights violations against Dalits for the UN women’s committee review of Pakistan

IDSN submitted a report detailing the challenges faced by Dalit women and girls in Pakistan, for the review of the government’s report on compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms […]

February 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

IDSN participates in the ALNAP annual meeting on humanitarian action

IDSN was represented by Innasimuthu Pandiyan, from IDSN Associate the Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY), at the Annual Meeting of ALNAP, a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent […]

November 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Report: Dalits and Adivasis missing from mainstream Indian news media

Press Release by Oxfam-India:

Indian media is dominated by ‘upper’ castes and media organisations have failed to diversify their newsroom and news coverage, reveals a new report released by Oxfam India and Newslaundry.

The report ‘Who Tells […]

August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

IDSN submits input to the UN Human Rights Commitee ahead of India review

IDSN and The National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ)-NCDHR have submitted input to the UN ahead of the adoption of the list of issues for the 126th session for the state party – INDIA. […]

May 29th, 2019|India, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Consultation on global action to address discrimination based on work and descent held in Senegal

On April 9-11 IDSN supported the Dakar Consultation on Global Partnership and Joint Actions in Addressing Discrimination based on Work & Descent – DWD, Untouchability, Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Analogous Forms of Discrimination that […]

UN rights chief warns against “increasing harassment and targeting of” Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis in India

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, raises concern over increasing marginalisation and discrimination in India, in her speech to the UN Human Rights Council.

Speaking about the situation in India, the High Commissioner […]

March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|