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1500 survivors of rape and sexual violence and their families sign a letter to the Supreme Court of India
Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, a survivor centric forum with more than 12,000 survivors of sexual violence and their families, have submitted a letter to the Supreme Court of India asking that it treats commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children as serial rape under the under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (‘POSCO’). Dalit children are especially at risk of rape and sexual exploitation as they are marginalised and offered little protection and recourse to justice in highly caste-stratified societies. IDSN ‘s member organisation in India, Jan Sahas is a part of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan and has issued the following release.
jansahas  2019  IDSN  idsnnews  news  violence_against_women  violence  dalitwomen  women  caste  gender 
october 2019 by idsn
Dignity March to end Sexual Violence in India (IDSN News)
On Friday 22 February, thousands marching to end sexual violence against women and children in India, took to the streets of the capital to demand justice and raise awareness about the need to fundamentally change the attitude generally held about victims of sexual violence. The 65-day march has covered over 10,000 km across 24 states. The march was kick-started by 5000 survivors of sexual violence on the 20th of December in Mumbai and organised by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan.
2019  IDSN  idsnnews  news  caste  dalit  sexual_violence  dalitwomenfight  dalitwomen  women  India  resistance  march  jansahas 
april 2019 by idsn
The Cost of Cleanliness - Documentary on Deaths of Manual Scavengers in India (Video 2018)
“The Cost of Cleanliness” is based on the deaths of Dalit workers engaged in cleaning sewers and septic tanks and was release to coincide with the report Justice Denied – Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan
india  caste  2018  video  manualscavenging  slavery  documentary  jansahas 
february 2019 by idsn
New Report: Justice Denied - Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging (Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan) (IDSN News 2018)
Report by NGO Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, looking at the caste inequities underpinning manual scavenging in India and the many Dalits dying while cleaning septic tanks and sewers with no proper equipment. The findings, outlined in this summary, point to an urgent need for action to end this practice. Read the full report here. An event was held to release the report where the documentary “The Cost of Cleanliness” based on the deaths of workers engaged in cleaning sewers and septic tanks was also released.Read the summary of the report findings here.
caste  india  2018  jansahas  manualscavenging  justice  slavery 
february 2019 by idsn
2018 Joint statement by IDSN-IMADR-Jansahas on water and sanitation for the 39th session of the Human Rights Council
The International Movement against All forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) delivered a joint statement with IDSN, Jan Sahas and the Movement to end Manual Scavenging, in response to the Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation. The statement thanked the Rapporteur for his country report and echoed the Rapporteur’s concerns regarding the vulnerability of Dalits to physical assault, violence and discrimination. This statement stressed the dire situation of Dalit women who are “often subject to sexual violence including rape due to their lack of access to safe sanitation facilities”. IMADR, IDSN, Jan Sahas and the Movement to end Manual Scavenging are concerned about the pervasive culture of impunity and the continuing practice of manual scavenging. The joint statement urged India to “secure safe access to water and sanitation for Dalits and ensure justice for Dalit victims of violence”.
2018  IMADR  IDSN  jansahas  manualscavenging  water_sanitation  water  UN  hrc  hrc39  caste 
october 2018 by idsn
Dignity Of Labour: Manual Scavengers Of Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur Turn Entrepreneurs
Special feature by NDTV we meet some of the Dalit women that IDSN member Jansahas have supported to break out of the dangerous and humiliating practice of manual scavenging. See the video report here.
video  jansahas  manualscavenging  2017  India 
september 2017 by idsn
Rights defenders: 27 manual scavengers die in one month - Government must act now (IDSN News)
Rights defenders in India are calling on the Indian Government to outline a concrete action plan within one month to end the dangerous and demeaning practice of manual scavenging. The call comes following the death of 27 manual scavengers in India within the span of one month, outlined in a press release by rights NGO Safai Karmchari Andolan (SKA).
2017  IDSN  idsnnews  news  hrdefenders  hr_defenders  manualscavenging  India  slavery  SKA  Jansahas 
september 2017 by idsn
Report: The challenges of Access to Justice and Social and Medical support for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse (Jan Sahas, 2017)
IDSN member Jan Sahas have released a report from the recently held “National Consultation on the Challenges of Access to Social and Medical support and Justice for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse”. The consultation discussed the role of police, medical, judiciary and family to ensure justice for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. The report outlines perspectives, key concerns and offers a number of concrete recommendations for action. Survivors, representatives of relevant government departments and commissions, policy makers and representatives from the judiciary, civil society, media, lawyers, and UN agencies participated in the consultation.
caste  Dalit  justice  violence  violence_against_women  sexual_violence  recommendations  2017  india  jansahas 
april 2017 by idsn
The women who refuse to do India's dirtiest job (The Guardian)
Ranikumari Khokar is campaigning to end a caste-based practice that condemns women to cleaning human waste by hand
IDSN  press  caste  Dalit  women  sanitation  water_sanitation  resistance  2016  jansahas  India  discrimination 
april 2017 by idsn

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