Press Release – Ethical Trading Initiative – UK
Remaining silent about caste discrimination in global supply chains is fueling modern slavery, child labour and the exploitation of workers in South Asia, according to new ETI Base Code guidance for companies published today.
IDSN has contributed to the UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session with two joint statements with Minority Rights Group International (MRG) on slavery and on safe drinking water and sanitation. IDSN also issued specific recommendations aimed at states and circulated by IDSN.
The Minister stressed the importance of specifically addressing key SDGs as highlighted in IDSN’s new strategy including Sustainable Development Goals 1 (Poverty); 5 (Gender); 8 (Decent Work); 10 (Inequality); and 16 (Access to justice). The Minister will soon visit Nepal and IDSN will provide a briefing in advance of the visit […]
ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting
‘Relevant for whom? Responding to diverse perspectives […]
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 Our Stories Matters: Representation of marginalised caste groups in Indian Newsrooms’ studies the representation of people from […]
Cyclone Fani flattened the entire village of Talamala in Puri district when it made landfall on May 5, 2019. It wrecked homes and destroyed crops mostly cultivated by small farmers. But it inflicted the maximum damage on the lives of landless Dalit farm workers who now have no resources to rebuild their lives.
1500 survivors of rape and sexual violence and their families sign a letter to the Supreme Court of India
Communication from IDSN member Jan Sahas:
Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, a survivor centric forum with more than 12,000 survivors of sexual violence and their families today submitted to the Supreme Court of India a letter expressing their gratitude for the suomoto public interest litigation initiated by the court on the rise in cases of child rape, corresponding lack of […]
On 25 June 2019, IDSN International Associate IMADR, and others organised a side-event during the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, on Dalit women and gender justice. The panel was composed of Dubravka Simonovic, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Renu Sijapati, General Secretary of the Feminist Dalit […]
The European Development Days 2019 brought together over eight thousand participants from all over the world to discuss the theme Addressing inequalities: Building a world which leaves no one behind. At the IDSN #NoCasteLeftBehind stand participants could meet and speak to Dalit human rights defenders and learn more about how to take action to fight caste discrimination and ensure […]
Renu Sijapati, from the Feminist Dalit Organisation – FEDO Nepal, delivered an oral statement at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2019, encouraging Nepal to implement the recommendations in the UN Nepal visit report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. The visit took place in October 2018.