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OECD side-event proposes strategies for action to address caste in the global garment and footwear supply chains

A recent OECD side-event, co-organised by Arisa and IDSN, delved into caste discrimination within global garment and footwear supply chains, offering practical insights for companies seeking to address this pervasive problem. Led by a […]
May 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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|

The impact of the caste system in Nepal discussed at national-level webinar

Read the news in the FEDO E-bulletin Watch the video of the webinar
September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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|