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Caste and Gender Justice event at the UN Human Rights Council (IDSN news)
Dalit human rights defenders and UN experts raise concerns over intersectional caste and gender discrimination and its adverse impact on access to human rights, at the Dalit Women and Gender Justice side-event at the UN Human Rights Council’s 41st Session in Geneva.

On 25 June 2019, IDSN International Associate IMADR, and others organised a side-event during the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council, on Dalit women and gender justice. The panel was composed of Dubravka Simonovic, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Renu Sijapati, General Secretary of the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO-Nepal) and Abirami Jotheeswaran, from the National Dalit Movement for Justice-National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NDMJ-NCDHR). The event was moderated by Henri Tiphagne, from Peoples’ Watch, in India.
caste  gender  castegenderjustice  UN  hrc  fedo  ncdhr  idsnnews  idsn  news  dalit  women  dalitwomen  2019  sr_violencewomen  specialprocedures  special_rapporteurs 
october 2019 by idsn
Pushing for progress for Dalit women in Nepal (FEDO E-bulletin Jan-March 2019)
IDSN’s member, the Feminist Dalit Organisation in Nepal (FEDO), has issued an e-bulletin with inspirational stories of their work to push for meaningful political participation of Dalit women and fight against discrimination and injustice. Read the FEDO E-bulletin from Jan-March 2019
2019  FEDO  e-bulletin  dalitwomenfight  dalitwomen  dalit  women  nepal  political_participation  justice  castegenderjustice 
july 2019 by idsn
From where I stand: “Local and global political and economic systems create and maintain social inequality” (UN Women – article)
Article by UN Women on Durga Sob, founder of IDSN’s member organization the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO). She is among the 500 activists meeting in Tunisia from 24-26 April for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, nearly 25 years on. Read the full article by UN Women
Nepal  women  dalit  dalitwomenfight  castegenderjustice  UN  unwomen  unagencies  2019  caste  FEDO  press 
july 2019 by idsn
Renu Sijapati from FEDO speaks about the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018 (Video)
Renu Sijapati from FEDO speaks about the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018
video  UN  2018  caste  dalitwomen  Nepal  CEDAW  FEDO  treatybodies  women 
december 2018 by idsn
Durga Sob from FEDO speaks about Dalit women at the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018 (Video)
Durga Sob from FEDO speaks about Dalit women at the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018
video  UN  2018  caste  dalitwomen  Nepal  CEDAW  FEDO  treatybodies  women 
december 2018 by idsn
Durga Sob from FEDO speaking about her experience of the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018 - YouTube
Durga Sob from FEDO speaking about her experience of the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018
video  UN  2018  caste  dalitwomen  Nepal  CEDAW  FEDO  treatybodies  women 
december 2018 by idsn
Kala Swarnaka from FEDO speaks about the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018 (Video)
Kala Swarnaka from FEDO speaks about the UN CEDAW review of Nepal 2018
video  UN  2018  caste  dalitwomen  Nepal  CEDAW  FEDO  treatybodies  women 
december 2018 by idsn
Education, economic empowerment and capacity building for Dalit women in Nepal
Learn about the work of IDSN member the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) to promote education and economic empowerment of Dalit women in their October-December e-bulletin.
FEDO  Nepal  2017  women  dalitwomen 
may 2018 by idsn
Nepal story: I am a strong woman now and I am changing my community for the better
Mayawati was illiterate for much of her life. As a Dalit woman, she faced discrimination and was not made to feel equal. With support from the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO), Mayawati joined a women-led group and completed training courses. This helped her to realise how important her voice is.
2017  nepal  dalitwomenfight  women  dalit  dalitwomen  FEDO 
january 2018 by idsn
Dalit women and political representation in Nepal (Video, FEDO, 2017)
Inspiring video from Feminist Dalit Organization – FEDO, Nepal about Dalit women and political representation in Nepal. Meet som of the fantastic women putting Dalit rights on the political agenda in Nepal and working together across party lines to create a better future.
video  fedo  dalit  caste  2017  dalitwomen  dalitwomenfight  women  key  Nepal  political_participation  politics 
october 2017 by idsn
Concerns of Dalit women in the High Level Political Forum 2017 on SDGs (Publication, Nepal)
This paper, compiled by the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)
of Nepal in consultation with Dalit women’s groups, seeks to inform
the international community on the occasion of the High Level
Political Forum on the SDGs 2017. It lays out the situation for
Dalit women in Nepal, including the protections, the achievements
and the challenges, and makes recommendations to governments
and donors on the implementation of the gender provisions of the
SDGs, to ensure that Dalit women’s rights are achieved and that
no-one is left behind.
sdgs  FEDO  nepal  2017  women  Dalit  dalitwomenfight  dalitwomen  UN 
september 2017 by idsn
SDGs in action: Dalit women in Nepal (IDSN news)
In connection with their participation at the High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals in New York, IDSN member in Nepal, FEDO, has produced a valuable briefing paper on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are directly related to the situation of Dalits, and in particular of Dalit women. The paper offers key insight into the relevance of the SDGs and their implication at the national and local level.
IDSN  idsnnews  news  publication  nepal  dalitwomenfight  women  2017  political_participation  politics  dalit  caste  sdgs  UN  FEDO 
september 2017 by idsn
My ambition is to be a political leader (FEDO, case, 2017, Nepal)
Pabitra Bishwokarma is the President of the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) in the Makhanpur District of Nepal.
“I was forced to get married when I was only 14. My husband was 11 years older than me and we had never met.  I wanted to continue at school, but my parents insisted that I marry.  So I tried to poison myself.  But I still had to get married.
“I heard FEDO interviewed on the radio and was interested in what they said about Dalit women’s rights.  After I became District President I realised that I needed to be more educated so that I could motivate and help other women.
“My ambition is to be a political leader and a role model for the Dalit community.  In the past Dalit women have been used by political parties, but, thanks to FEDO, we now have bargaining power.
FEDO  Nepal  2017  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomen  dalitwomenfight  case 
august 2017 by idsn
At first I didn’t feel able to, but now I can, and I put my views forward. (FEDO, case, Nepal, 2017)
Women from the Dalit caste in Nepal face huge discrimination on every level and are treated as outcasts in society. They are made even more vulnerable by their lack of access to money, housing and land. 

We met Sharada, a woman from the poorest Dalit community. She gets support from our partner Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) to understand and fight for Dalit women’s rights. 
FEDO  Nepal  2017  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomen  dalitwomenfight  case 
august 2017 by idsn
‘We are now respected, we can access funds, we speak out to say what we want’ (FEDO, case, Nepal, 2017)
Deemed ‘untouchable’ by her community, Kamala faced discrimination for being a Dalit woman. People were afraid of her and she felt ashamed. With support from the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO), Kamala joined the Shiba Madesi Dalit Women’s Group where she gained the skills and confidence to claim her rights and take control of her life
FEDO  Nepal  2017  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomen  dalitwomenfight  case 
august 2017 by idsn
'We stand in solidarity against discrimination and have a unique bond.' (Dalit women, case, Nepal, 2017)
Married at just nine years old, Anita’s story is far from uncommon among Dalit women. Facing discrimination for her lower caste status, Anita was led to believe she was ‘untouchable’ by her community. Through joining a women-led group organised by the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO), Anita built strength, grew in confidence and made friendships. Now, as the President of the group, she stands up for the rights of Dalit women and girls.
FEDO  Nepal  2017  caste  dalit  women  dalitwomen  dalitwomenfight  case 
august 2017 by idsn
'I am a strong woman now and I am changing my community for the better' (Dalit women, case, Nepal, 2017)
Mayawati was illiterate for much of her life. As a Dalit woman, she faced discrimination and was ashamed of who she was. With support from IDSN member Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO), Mayawati joined a women-led group and completed training courses. This helped her to realise how important her voice is.
fedo  2017  Nepal  case  dalit  women  dalitwomen 
august 2017 by idsn
Life after the earthquake for Dalit communities in Nepal (Minority Rights Group)
Dalit communities are among the poorest in Nepal. So when disaster strikes, such as the immensely destructive earthquake in May 2015, they are inevitably one of the worst affected communities.
Nepal  MRG  FEDO  earthquake  Dalit  caste  2016  humanitarian  news  disaster_relief 
april 2017 by idsn
UN Minority Forum: Dalit rights defenders deliver statements on shocking lack of justice for Dalits (IDSN News)
Three Dalit human rights defenders spoke at the UN Forum on Minority Issues. Durga Sob, from Nepal, and Manjula Pradeep and Ramesh Nathan from India, delivered strong statements on the dismal state of access to justice for Dalits and the mistreatment of Dalits in the criminal justice system.
UN  2015  caste  dalit  specialprocedures  minority_forum  news  idsnnews  IDSN  sr_minorities  hrdefenders  justice  FEDO  UPR  impunity  women 
december 2015 by idsn
Police action against Kathmandu protest organised by Dalit lawmakers and rights activists
A scheduled and broadcasted protest rally on August 4 2015 in Kathmandu, organized by the Joint Dalit Struggle Committee including the Coalition of Dalit Constituent Assembly (CA) Members, Dalit civil society and the Joint Political Dalit Struggle Committee, ended in a violent altercation with police. The Dalit activists were calling for Dalit rights to be secured in the new draft Constitution and demanding proportionate representation with additional compensation in the central and provincial governments and legislature.
Nepal  2015  FEDO  Dalit  police  political_participation  violence  idsn  news  caste  idsnnews  activism 
august 2015 by idsn
Waiting for Justice in Response - Caste discrimination in aid delivery following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Report of Initial Findings from Immediate Needs Assessment and Monitoring Responses towards Affected Dalit Communities in Nepal Earthquake 2015
Nepal  adrf  humanitarian  disaster_relief  caste  2015  Report  publication  FEDO  nndswo  jmc  dalit 
may 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

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