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:

  • IDSN celebrated its 20th Anniversary gathering together members, associates and friends 
  • IDSN General Assembly adopted new 2024-2030 strategy, elected a new board and charted the way forward 
  • Renu Sijapati was elected Chair of the IDSN board as the first Dalit woman from Nepal 
  • IDSN held its first UN side event titled ‘Addressing the intersection of caste and gender-based violence in South Asia’ 
  • Co-organised Kathmandu events to boost advocacy to end caste discrimination and bring Dalit youths to the fore 
  • IDSN delegation raised caste discrimination at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights & UN Forum on Minority Issues 
  • IDSN engaged with the UPR of Bangladesh and the outcomes of the UPR of India and Pakistan 
  • Dalit human rights defenders engage and speak out at the EU NGO Forum and key EU meetings with officials 
  • Key EU human rights reports highlight addressing caste discrimination 
  • Buraku discrimination was mentioned for the first time in an EU-Japan resolution