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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|

“Today, we are not here only to speak of our plight. We are also agents of change”, says Ruth Manorama at the UN Human Rights Council

On Friday 8 March, Ruth Manorama, a Dalit human rights defender, delivered a statement, co-sponsored by the International Movement against all Forms of Racial Discrimination (IMADR)and by the Right Livelihood Award (in solidarity with […]

March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ambassadors join the fight to end caste discrimination

PRESS RELEASE

5 February 2019

“The fight to end caste discrimination is at the root of some of the most horrendous human rights violations facing the world today including modern slavery, violence against women, extreme poverty and […]

February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

New Report: Justice Denied – Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging (Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan)

A new report has been released by NGO Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan looking at the caste inequities underpinning manual scavenging in India and the many Dalits dying while cleaning septic tanks and sewers with no […]

November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

IDSN engages with the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

IDSN engaged with the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), held in the Palais des Nations from the 10th to the 28th of September 2018. IDSN delivered statements, lobbied Member States and […]

September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Senior UN official raises concern over the ‘de facto’ rejection of ECOSOC status for IDSN

In his address to the Human Rights Council, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, raised concern over the “repeated deferrals and apparent lack of transparency amounting to a de facto rejection on […]

September 20th, 2018|Human Rights Defenders, India, Political Participation, Uncategorized, United Nations|

IDSN Annual Report 2017

We are pleased to bring you the IDSN Annual Report 2017. The report covers key developments and activities within IDSN’s United Nations, European Union, and communications and networking work. The report can be downloaded […]

March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Goodbyes and a tribute to IDSN Director, Rikke Nöhrlind

Many of Rikke Nohrlind’s friends and family – including most of her current and former team – gathered in Copenhagen on Monday 24 October 2016 to celebrate the many achievements of IDSN’s outgoing Executive […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

HRW urges India to stop treating critics as criminals

The Indian authorities use the country’s “vaguely worded, overly broad laws” to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch says in a new report released today. Dalit activists and artists are among the victims […]

May 24th, 2016|India, Uncategorized|

Global conference urged to discuss rights of 300 million Dalit and indigenous women

COPENHAGEN, 11 MAY 2016 — When leaders and activists from all over the world gather in Copenhagen next week to focus on the health and human rights of girls and women, their discussions must […]

May 11th, 2016|Dalit Women, Uncategorized, United Nations|