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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 input on Dalit women in relation to the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
When the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) convenes to discuss challenges that affect the
implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality
and the empowerment of women at its 59th session in March 2015, there is an urgent need to address the
link between caste and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence faced by Dalit
women.
key  UN  india  pakistan  nepal  bangladesh  2015  csw  briefing  regional  southasia  caste  dalit  women  womenkey  unkey 
march 2015 by idsn
South Asian Parliamentarians meet to discuss strategies for ending caste discrimination
Thirty-one parliamentarians from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh gathered for a meeting of the Asian Parliamentarians’ Forum on Dalit Concerns in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the 2014 SAARC meeting. The former Prime Minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhatttarai, delivered a remarkable keynote speech, calling for an international framework and a regional thematic approach to eliminate caste discrimination, and cooperation between South Asian parliamentarians for a common agenda.
sapf  regional  politics  parliamentarians  idsn  news  idsnnews  2014  caste  nepal  bangladesh  pakistan  India  dalit 
january 2015 by idsn
Dalit women fight for their rights with marches and mass events in Nepal and India
Dalit women from Nepal, India and Bangladesh joined hands to assert their rights at a rally in Kathmandu, at the fringes of the people’s SAARC meeting. Hundreds of Dalit women from across Nepal gathered at the FEDO National Dalit Women conference, to put Dalit women’s rights on the agenda and In India several long marches and mass gatherings of Dalit women took place throughout November and December.
idsn  idsnnews  2014  resistance  regional  india  nepal  bangladesh  saarc  violence  FEDO  NACDOR  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomenfight  news 
january 2015 by idsn
India denies ‘caste’ as factor of gender inequality - The Hindu: Mobile Edition
India on Tuesday changed the word caste to “social origin” in the draft Asian and Pacific ministerial declaration on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the conference under way here to review the goals of the Beijing platform for action 20 years later.
press  2014  india  regional  caste  un  dalit  women 
january 2015 by idsn
Govt team insisted not to use the word ‘caste’, say activists (The Indian Express)
Members of Indian civil society participating in the United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) conference in Bangkok have alleged that the official delegation from India insisted that the word ‘caste’ not be mentioned in the outcome document of the meet. The conference, centred around womens’ issues in Asia and the Pacific, was aimed at setting out a fresh agenda for the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Conference (Beijing 20+) in 2015.
caste  2014  un  india  press  resistance  regional  dalit  women 
january 2015 by idsn
Caste a major challenge says Save the Children report on the child friendliness of Governments in South Asia
”Discrimination faced by children on the basis of caste, ethnicity and disability continues to be one of the biggest challenges in our country,” says an Indian Child Rights Defender in the report published by Save the Children. Read caste extracts from the report here.
education  caste  regional  india  2013  report  savethechildren  ingo  nepal  children  dalit  southasia 
october 2014 by idsn
South Asian parliamentarians join together to fight caste discrimination
Parliamentarians from India, Nepal and Bangladesh have formed the ‘South Asian Parliamentary Forum’ (SAPF) to combat caste discrimination, at the historic ‘South Asia Parliamentarians' Conference on Dalit Concerns’ in Kathmandu 8-9th December.
regional  2014  idsnnews  idsn  news  caste  dalit  sapf  political_participation  southasia 
october 2014 by idsn

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