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IMADR and IDSN joint workshop on strategies to tackle caste and gender discrimination held at Beijing +25 forum (IDSN News)
Participants and presenters shared stories, ideas and strategies at the workshop Minority Women: 25 Years as Agents of Change Together, organised by IDSN and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) at the Beijing+25 Regional CSO Forum in Bangkok, on 26 November. The presenters included Judith Anne Lal, from the National Dalit Movement for Justice-NCDHR and the event was moderated by IDSN board member, Megumi Komori from IMADR. A video from the event was also shared.
2019  video  IMADR  IDSN  event  joint  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomen  womenkey  ndmj  ncdhr  UN  idsnnews  news 
12 weeks ago by idsn
IDSN highlights caste-related labour issues at the Business and human rights forum 2019 (IDSN)
DSN leaves its mark on the UN Business and human rights forum with a very popular stand, highlighting the links between caste and human rights violations in global supply chains. At the stand Dalit human rights defender Ankita Paudel from IDSN member organization, Feminist Dalit Organisation – Nepal (FEDO), and IDSN staff, spoke with participants to improve their understanding and urge them to take action. Ms. Paudel also took part in key events at the forum and made connections with other relevant stakeholders. The IDSN Director, Meena Varma, also gave a snapshot presentation on what Governments can do to start addressing these issues with businesses and IDSN Ambassador, Gerard Oonk, made important new connections and raised awareness of key stakeholders.
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12 weeks ago by idsn
Caste guidance launched at seminar on vulnerable workers in business supply chains (IDSN News)
Human rights issues related to caste in global supply chains was a key theme at the seminar on vulnerable workers, held in Copenhagen on 12 November, organised by IDSN, the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in the UK.

ETI Director, Peter McAllister launched the ETI Caste in Global Supply Chains guidance at the seminar saying. “I am proud and honoured to be here to launch the ETI Base Code Guidance on Caste in Global Supply Chains today … caste underpins so many elements of vulnerability that we must engage with caste issues if we want to address vulnerability,” Mr. McCallister stated.
2019  businessandhr  businesskey  ETI  guidance  seminar  event  IDSN  idsnnews  news  caste  dalit  slavery 
12 weeks ago by idsn
Rights Activists: No global goals without tackling caste (Press Release)
From the streets of South Asia, activists fighting for justice, human rights and freedom from caste apartheid are now bringing the campaign #NoCasteLeftBehind to Europe. The activists will be in Brussels to take part in the European Development Days from 18-19 June.
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october 2019 by idsn
Invitation to the #DalitWomenFight side-event at the UN human rights council – 21 June 2018
IDSN is supporting the side-event #DalitWomenFight against Caste-Based Violence, taking place on 21 June in Geneva, in connection with the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The side-event will explore and discuss aggravated caste-based violence faced by women and girls in India, often with little recourse to justice. Dalit women activists will present witness accounts of the state of affairs in India and a panel of experts will respond to the testimonies. IDSN has also issued a set of recommendations for the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council.
2018  flyer  dalitwomenfight  dalitwomen  dalit  women  idsn  sideevent  event 
july 2018 by idsn
‘Dalit theology on caste Discrimination’ event in London (DSN-UK news - 2018)
On 25 April 2018, DSN-UK in collaboration with Amos Trust, Churches Dalit Support Network and with the support of the Methodist Church held an event in London on “Dalit theology on caste Discrimination”. Among the special guests was DSN-UK patron Revd Dr Vincent Manoharan from Tamil Nadu in India. As a keynote speaker Vincent spoke passionately about discrimination faced by Dalits in India.
2018  uk  dalit  caste  event 
july 2018 by idsn
Press Clippings – HRC26 side-event on ‘Caste-based violence against women’
The Global news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) covered the event – their story has been copied and brought by many different international media outlets. The BBC and Le Temps also did specific stories where they interviewed Manjula Pradeep. Other news outlets also adapted stories from the joint Human
Rights Watch/ IDSN Press Release. This document contains a selection of links.
press  2014  hrc26  hrc  un  event  unsideevent  sideevent  bbc  rape  violence_against_women  caste  dalit  dalitwomenfight  women  press_global 
october 2014 by idsn
Report: UN HRC26 side-event on Caste-Based Violence Against Women The Role Of The Un In Combatting Caste-Based Violence And Discrimination
The side-event heard calls from top UN officials for a coherent and coordinated approach
from the UN in tackling caste-based violence and discrimination, with a particular focus on
women and girls. Ms. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed great concern for the issue of caste-based violence and discrimination. UN Women - Saraswathi Menon also spoke passionately against caste discrimination.
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october 2014 by idsn
IDSN recommendations on Dalit women to the UN Human Rights Council
Report and press release on HRC26 side-event on ‘caste-based violence against women’ Calls came from top UN officials for a coherent and coordinated approach from the UN in tackling caste-based violence and discrimination, with a particular focus on women and girls. Ms. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed great concern for the issue of caste-based violence and discrimination and UN Women Policy Director, Saraswathi Menon, summed up the sentiments of the speakers in her statement, “Words and legislation is not enough we need concrete action.The UN has an important role to play and must step up to the plate to help stop caste-based violence against women.” The event had a high attendance and good state representation. Read IDSN’s joint press release, the report from the side-event and the IDSN recommendations to the UN on caste-based discrimination and violence against women.
report  idsnnews  caste  2014  event  un  hrc  hrc26  high_commissioner  pillay  unsideevent  rape  violence_against_women  violence  sexual_violence  unref  IDSN  dalit  dalitwomenfight  women  news  key  unkey 
october 2014 by idsn
UN Human Rights Chief to speak out on caste-based rape and violence at HRC26 side-event
On Tuesday 17th June the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, will give the opening statement at a side-event on caste-based violence against women, at the UN Human Rights Council. The event comes following a series of brutal rape cases against Dalit women and the rape and hanging of two teenage cousins in India.
idsnnews  2014  news  idsn  caste  high_commissioner  pillay  event  unsideevent  un  hrc  hrc26  rape  violence_against_women  violence  sexual_violence  dalit  dalitwomenfight  women 
october 2014 by idsn

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