While working to rehabilitate and support manual scavengers, one of the first steps should be to recognise the women engaged in this work and prioritise their needs.
How Dalit & Tribal Women From Bundelkhand Are Becoming Firebrand Journalists
Instances of intimidation ahead of roundtable on farm laws in Parliament
Representation of Dalit Struggles In Indian Media
The Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development (EMRTD) has identified five themes on which it intends to submit studies to the Human Rights Council during its mandate term. One of these studies is on Racism, racial discrimination and the right to development. Article 5 of the Declaration on the Right to Development enjoinsstates to take resolute steps to eliminate the violations of the human rights of peoples affected by racism and racial discrimination. The elimination of racism is therefore recognized as essential to fulfilling the right to development.
As India went into a nationwide lockdown to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, caste animosity continued its rampage and destroyed the lives of thousands of Dalit persons across the country. The book "No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: Stories of Caste Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic" produced by Dalit Human Rights Defenders network (DHRDNet) tells stories of 60 such cases of caste crimes that took place while the country was under lockdown in order to deconstruct the psycho-social and legal dynamics that perpetuate caste violence.
The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), a leading human rights organization in the country, documented 5,543 victims of human rights violations in 2020.
In connection with their participation in the 44th Human Rights Council session, states are encouraged to consider the ongoing and systemic practice of discrimination based on work and descent, also known as caste-based discrimination, affecting more than 260 million people globally.
In connection with their participation in the 43rd Human Rights Council session, States are encouraged to consider the ongoing and systemic practice of discrimination based on work and descent, also known as caste-based discrimination, affecting more than 260 million people globally.
Manual pit-emptying – the removal of faecal sludge from pits and tanks using hands or basic tools – is a widespread practice in Bangladesh, and in other low- and middle-income countries. Despite this, little is known about the livelihoods of pit-emptiers. This paper analyses data from six cases of pit-emptying in three cities in Bangladesh, across three different operational modes: private cooperatives, government employees and self-employed workers.
This is the fact sheet by DNF and IDSN on the UPR of Nepal, listing recommendations, that have been responded to and noted, as well as the national framework of Nepal.
Case story on access to water in Bihar's Gaya district.
Discussion of intercaste love in India. Marriages in India not only serve as a tool to exchange wealth through dowry rituals but also act as an institution to strengthen the caste system.
In several states in India, prison manuals still dictate that labour within the prison should be assigned on the basis of caste.
‘There is a tendency to blame the victim’: More needs to be done to solve India’s rape epidemic
Therapeutic techniques work on the assumption that the cause of distress is only within the individual. However, an individual’s mental health is also affected by various forms of systemic discrimination. So for Dalits, therapy involves narrating trauma from one therapist to another, in the hope that they will eventually find a caste-sensitive professional.
In September 2020, 4 upper caste Thakur men allegedly brutally gang-raped and attacked a 19-year-old Dalit woman in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. She died because of it and the police hurriedly cremated her without the consent of the family. This tragedy led to India actually being forced to deal with its caste problem. In this documentary, we look at the intersection of caste, gender and violence specifically against Dalit women in India.
Join Youth Ki Awaaz in challenging caste-based discrimination in educational institutions and manual scavenging by highlighting voices from the community and demanding swift policy action that ensure effective implementation of existing frameworks.
Alleging that the panchayat vice-president, a caste Hindu, has been making her sit on the floor of the panchayat office because of her caste, the Dalit president of the Gurumurthy Naickenpatti panchayat, M Muthulakshmi submitted a petition to the district collector R Kannan on Wednesday.