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Consultation on global action to address discrimination based on work and descent held in Senegal (IDSN News)
On April 9-11 IDSN supported the Dakar Consultation on Global Partnership and Joint Actions in Addressing Discrimination based on Work & Descent – DWD, Untouchability, Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Analogous Forms of Discrimination that looked at caste and analogous forms of discrimination across the world to ensure joint actions and strategies to combat this form of discrimination. Information was shared and new initiatives formed and at the end of the consultation a Declaration was published as well as a summary report.
globalsolidarity  descentbaseddiscrimination  ncdhr  consultation  caste  2019  slavery 
6 weeks ago by idsn
Activists: Government funds for India’s most marginalised are not reaching them (India Today)
The Government have announced a rise in budgets allocated for the welfare of Dalits (Scheduled Castes) and Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) in India. However, human rights activists are saying that the rise is irrelevant as the allocations are not in fact benefitting those they are supposed to be aimed at. Speaking at the India Today Conclave on 1-2 March, Paul Divakar, of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), commented that, "It is all a mirage. While funds are being allocated on paper, only about 2 per cent of this is actually being spent on Dalit issues." IDSN Board Member, Beena Pallical (NCDHR), also spoke at the Conclave.
2019  caste  dalit  ncdhr  India  budget  access_services  economicrights 
april 2019 by idsn
Report finds entrenched caste discrimination in India’s criminal justice system (IDSN News)
“Criminal Justice in the Shadow of Caste” is a pioneering report looking at the administration of criminal justice in India through a caste lens. The findings reveal discrimination at all levels, including within prisons. The report has been released by IDSN member, the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ-NCDHR), in collaboration with the National Centre for Dalit Human Rights.
India  caste  2019  IDSN  news  idsnnews  justice  justicekey  atrocities  violence  women  dalitwomen  ncdhr  ndmj 
april 2019 by idsn
Dalit Manifesto released at the 20 year Anniversary of IDSN member NCDHR
IDSN founding member, NCDHR, celebrated its 20th anniversary in New Delhi on UN Human Rights Day. The event gathered rights activists from across the country together in celebration. A huge congratulations to NCDHR for the tremendous achievements over the past 20 years. A Dalit Manifesto was also released at the event, ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in India. Read the Dalit Manifesto here.
2018  ncdhr  india  caste  dalit 
february 2019 by idsn
Coalition for Dalits to submit guidelines on discrimination in schools (The New Indian Express)
The National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ) is formulating guidelines, for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in India, on how to prevent caste-based violence in schools as part of its campaign of achieving zero discrimination.
2018  ndmj  ncdhr  education  India  violence  children 
october 2018 by idsn
Vulnerability Mapping: Project to include those excluded in Kerala flood relief ops (The News Minute)
IDSN member National Dalit Watch-NCDHR has taken part in a vulnerability mapping initiative, identifying areas where marginalised communities in four districts of Kerala have been excluded from the rescue operations and relief activities following devastating flooding in the area. IDSN members in India are responding to the reports of discrimination with relief measures, fact-finding and supporting those affected by the flooding, to claim their rights.
2018  humanitarian  disaster_relief  caste  India  ncdhr  discrimination 
october 2018 by idsn
Indian budget falls far short on allocations for Dalits (IDSN news)
The Dalit community’s analysis of the the 2018 budget of the Government of India shows that less than half of the required amount has been allocated for schemes meant to benefit Dalits and Adivasis in India - Read the full analysis by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) here.
budget  economicrights  2018  ncdhr  india  idsn  idsnnews 
may 2018 by idsn
Campaign and new report highlight caste discrimination in schools - International Dalit Solidarity Network
Dalit children being made to sit and eat separately from other children, being beaten, abused and forced to do humiliating tasks, form part of the cases uncovered during the ‘Zero Discrimination in School Education’ campaign in India. These cases are highlighted in the report ‘Exclusion in Schools – A Study on Practice of Discrimination and Violence’ by the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ-NCDHR) and the Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion.
education  children  india  caste  dalit  discrimination  2017  idsnnews  ncdhr  ndmj 
march 2018 by idsn
India urged to address caste discrimination in new Disaster Risk Reduction plan (IDSN News)
Dalit rights organisation, National Dalit Watch – NCDHR, has issued a press release pushing for action to directly address the issue of caste discrimination in disaster response and prevention, in India’s coming Disaster Risk Reduction Plan.
ncdhr  Dalit  caste  disaster_relief  India  indiakey  humanitarian  2017  idsnnews  IDSN 
july 2017 by idsn
Case study: Dalits with disabilities in India (Minority Stories, 2016)
Dalits, long victim to a caste-based system of social hierarchy that regards them as ‘untouchables’, comprise around 17 per cent of India’s total population.[i] While caste-based discrimination was outlawed in 1955, the social phenomenon of caste persists and is imparted through birth. As a result, Dalits still face severe hardship and exclusion from mainstream society, with prejudicial attitudes and practices underlying much of Indian society today.
press  press_global  2016  IDSN  Dalit  caste  India  discrimination  sexual_violence  women  ncdhr 
april 2017 by idsn
Collective efforts stressed to root out discriminations against downtrodden people (New Age)
Lawmakers and human rights campaigners on Monday called for taking collective efforts by all concerned to root out all sorts of discriminations against downtrodden (Dalit) people in the subcontinent.
2016  press  press_global  Dalit  caste  conference  legislation  regional  southasia  women  ncdhr  samata  Bangladesh 
april 2017 by idsn
IDSN at the CERD consultation with civil society: joining hands to end racial discrimination (IDSN News, 2016)
On 23 November 2016, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) held a consultation with civil society organisations “Joining hands to end racial discrimination”. It aimed to reflect on how the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination helped make a difference in combatting racial discrimination and seek views on how to improve and enhance its engagement with civil society.
UN  unkey  cerd  consultation  IDSN  idsnnews  Nepal  India  UK  caste  discrimination  dalit  dsnuk  ncdhr  nndswo  2016  treatybodies 
november 2016 by idsn
Report: Joint Stakeholders' Report on Caste Based Discrimination in India (NCDHR)
Stakeholders report on caste, submitted for the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council- India (III UPR Cycle - May 2017)
UPR  2017  UN  UNkey  NCDHR 
october 2016 by idsn

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