The report covers key developments and activities within IDSN’s work under the thematic areas Dalit women and gender justice, business and human rights and equality and participation. Download the report

The highlights of the report include:

  • Young Dalit leaders participate in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights and UN Forum on Minority Issues
  • Briefings and calls to action on the situation of Dalits in Pakistan prioritised in EU and UN processes
  • Input submitted to the UN UPRs of India and Pakistan and recommendations on caste were made by States
  • Facilitated Dalit representation from Sri Lanka at the EU NGO Forum and key EU meetings with officials
  • Co-organised the UN OHCHR round table on addressing caste and business-related human rights issues
  • Co-organised session on caste discrimination in garment and footwear supply chains at the OECD Forum
  • UN Special Rapporteurs on slavery and poverty respectively cited caste discrimination as a root cause in their reports
  • Successfully conducted training workshops for network members and affiliates on engaging with the EU
  • Gathered Dalit Solidarity Networks and International Associates at meetings to discuss strategies
  • Ensured that caste and the situation of Dalit women was reflected in the European Parliament human rights report
  • A Dalit woman was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism
  • IDSN was finally granted UN ECOSOC status after fighting for it for 15 years