Inclusive Vulnerability Mapping & Monitoring of Post Disaster Response

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Harvard child labour expert, Siddharth Kara, comments that caste is a key factor underlying child slavery in India. He says that,
“Every single child labourer that I have documented comes from a highly impoverished family unit and belongs to a low-caste or minority community.”
It is Kara’s second explosive study of slavery, this time focusing on […]

Claiming Justice: A Study of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Interventions in Addressing Atrocities Against Dalits and Tribals

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Read the full report here (uploaded to the IDSN website with the permission of NDMJ)

Nazdeek, a legal capacity building organization committed to bringing access to justice close for marginalized communities in India, in collaboration with the National Dalit Movement for Justice  announces the release of the groundbreaking report Claiming Justice: A Study of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Interventions in […]

Violence against Dalit women

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Violence against Dalit women (AIDMAM, 2012, Publication)

Justice Under Trial: Caste Discrimination in Access to Justice before Special Courts

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A comprehensive 2014 report by the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NCDHR) finds serious obstacles to Dalits obtaining justice in crimes against them and reports growing impunity when victims are Dalits. The report findings mirror many of the findings in the report Claiming Justice – also from 2014.

Dalit Rights are Human Rights

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Dalit Rights are Human Rights (One World Action/BDERM, 2010, Publication) (2010)

Caste Discrimination and Harassment in Great Britain (Nieser, 2010, Publication)

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The Government-commissioned research into the prevalence of caste prejudice and discrimination undertaken by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

Understanding Untouchability

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Understanding Untouchability – A Comprehensive Study of Practices and Conditions in 1589 Villages by Navsarjan Trust and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (2010)

Caste-based discrimination is the most complex human rights issue facing India today. To date, the tools used to assess its status have been divided by discipline—human rights, […]

Unequal by Law, Unequal by Caste

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Caste-based oppression in India lives today in an environment seemingly hostile to its presence: a nation-state that has long been labeled the “world’s largest democracy;” a progressive and protective constitution; a system of laws designed to proscribe and punish acts of discrimination on the basis of caste; broad-based programs of affirmative action that include […]

Hidden Apartheid – Caste Discrimination Against India’s ‘Untouchables’ (Human Rights Watch/CHRGJ, 2007, Publication)

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Hidden Apartheid was produced as a “shadow report” to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in advance of its February 2007 consideration of a report by the government of India.

CERD is a body of independent experts responsible for monitoring states’ compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All […]