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Report outlines recommendations for action on caste and gender justice in Nepal (IDSN News)
A comprehensive report on the status of Dalit women in Nepal has been released by IDSN member the Feminist Dalit Organization Nepal (FEDO) with support from IDSN and Womankind.

The report details the situation, challenges and recommendations within poverty, education, health, safety, political participation, Dalit women in the media and Dalit girl children in Nepal.

It is clear from the report that while progress has been made, immediate and sustained action targeted at Dalit women in Nepal is crucial.
idsnnews  Report  FEDO  Nepal  Dalit  women  dalitwomen  caste  castegenderjustice  children  health  poverty  education  violence  recommendations 
8 days ago by idsn
Saving lives by preventing discrimination in COVID-19 relief (IDSN Statement)
As COVID-19 sweeps across the world it is crucial that we ensure that relief, health services and awareness raising efforts are inclusive and accessible to all irrespective of caste, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other factors. While time is of the essence in the response to COVID-19, taking a moment to ensure that high risk communities such as Dalits are included and addressed in global, national and local responses to COVID-19, can save millions of lives.

IDSN and its members have documented discrimination in relief in relation to numerous disasters in the past including flooding, droughts and earthquakes, where Dalits have been left behind, not provided relief materials on an equitable basis and not given equal access to healthcare, shelter or rehabilitation due to ingrained stigma and discrimination.

There is a high risk that COVID-19 will also be widespread in caste-affected countries and it is therefore crucial that the unique nature of caste discrimination and the discriminatory practice of untouchability are taken into account. Therefore, Dalit communities and civil society organisations must be consulted and included in planning and implementation efforts to mitigate the serious repercussions of COVID-19.

The statement issued by IDSN outlines eight key factors that make Dalits a particularly high-risk group and offers eight key recommendations for state and non-state actors.
statement  IDSN  idsnnews  idsnpressrelease  2020  health  Dalit  caste  India  Nepal  Pakistan  Bangladesh  discrimination  labour  disaster_relief  COVID-19 
8 days ago by idsn
Pakistan drought: government accused over child deaths in Sindh province (The Guardian)
Authorities culpable over failure to provide Tharparkar region with adequate healthcare and infrastructure, claim NGOs. By Zofeen Ebrahim
2014  pakistan  health  disaster_relief  humanitarian  press  pdsn  children  caste  dalit 
october 2014 by idsn
HRC25 caste references
References to Caste-Based Discrimination in reports and statements presented at the 25th session of the Human Rights Council, March 2014
hrc  hrc25  2014  un  senegal  mauritius  sr_minorities  education  health  hunger  water  pillay  high_commissioner  caste  dalit  humanitarian  food  specialprocedures 
october 2014 by idsn
Joint Declaration and Global Call for Action to Eliminate Caste-Based Discrimination (IDSN, 2012, Publication)
From the International Consultation on Caste-Based Discrimination · 29 November – 1 December 2011 · Kathmandu · Nepal. Good practices and strategies to eliminate caste discrimination by governments, civil society, national & international institutions and agencies
dalit  caste  hunger  key  atrocities  untouchability  legislation  development  disaster_relief  poverty  health  education  non-implementation  political_participation  labour  diaspora  africa  japan  yemen  sri_lanka  bangladesh  recommendations  publication  pakistan  nepal  india  idsn  2011  manualscavenging  justice  business  water_sanitation  slavery  humanitarian  icrecommendationsref  prostitution  children  women  food  impunity  ref  implementation  southasia  childlabour  srilanka 
june 2012 by idsn

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