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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
#dalitwomenfight documentary - 11 mins
A short film produced by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch to highlight the impunity of caste-based sexual violence and the barriers to justice that Dalit women face in India
video  India  dalit  dalitwomen  women  womenkey  2018  violence  violence_against_women  rape  sexual_violence 
october 2018 by idsn
UN Report: Average Dalit woman dies 14.6 years younger than women from dominant castes
A new report by UN Women finds that a woman’s caste in India increases her exposure to mortality because of intersectional discrimination, poor sanitation and inadequate healthcare. The global report Turning promises into action: gender equality in the 2030 Agenda, examines through a gender lens the progress and challenges in the implementation of all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
women  dalitwomen  womenkey  india  UN  unwomen  2018  caste  idsn  idsnnews 
may 2018 by idsn
Conference brings together hundreds of Dalit women to speak out and transform their future - IDSN News
The #dalitwomenspeakout conference takes place in Pune, India, on the 19-20 December and is aimed at facilitating Dalit women activism and offering a space for solidarity and collaboration between Dalit women. The main aim of the conference is to offer an unmediated space for Dalit women to discuss, learn and form a collective platform to transform their future. The conference is co-organised by the national platform for Dalit women AIDMAM (NCDHR) and the Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre. IDSN will also be represented at the conference. The organisers have launched a website with more information about the conference.
IDSN  2017  Dalit  Caste  India  women  womenkey  conference  dalitwomenfight 
december 2017 by idsn
“Everyone Blames Me” – new report on barriers to justice for sexual assault survivors in India
Survivors of rape and other forms of sexual assault in India face severe barriers to justice and are not receiving the support that the State are obligated to offer them, finds a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report raises particular concern for ‘low caste’ survivors and other marginalised groups.
HRW  2017  report  idsn  news  idsnnews  dalitwomenfight  women  dalit  caste  sexual_violence  justice  justicekey  womenkey  India  indiakey  ingo 
december 2017 by idsn
Events marking 16 days of Activism to end violence against Dalit women (CADAM, 2016)
National Confederation of Dalit Adivasi Organisations (NACDAOR) organised a national assembly of Dalit women contributing to the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Dalit and Adivasi Women which started on 25th November, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and lasted until 10 December, Human Rights Day. The assembly included delegates from different part of India to celebrate their leadership achievement and share struggle.
The organisation also organised Dalit women caravan in Haryana.
Dalit  caste  2016  IDSN  discrimination  women  womenkey  violence  violence_against_women  statement  nacdor 
april 2017 by idsn
References to caste discrimination during the CEDAW review of Bangladesh (IDSN News, 2016)
On 7 and 8 November, Bangladesh was reviewed under the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Prior to the review thirteen civil society organisations submitted alternative reports, outlining various issues that women and girls face in Bangladesh. Two of them highlighted concerns about the intersecting discrimination affecting women and girls, including caste-based discrimination.
cedaw  UN  unkey  treatybodies  Bangladesh  womenbangladeshkey  womenbangladesh  womenkey  women  Dalit  caste  discrimination  idsnnews  2016 
december 2016 by idsn
Dalit women deprived of constitutional rights (The Himalayan Times, 2016)
Founder President of Feminist Dalit Organisation Durga Sob today said that despite the promulgation of the new statute, women were still unable to exercise their rights.
Nepal  nepalwomenkey  women  womenkey  education  educationkey  Dalit  political_participation  caste  press 
november 2016 by idsn
Video: Dalit women - intro video from IDSN
This short film brings to light a handful of violations that those who continue to be treated as ‘untouchables’, are subjected to, focusing particularly on Dalit Women who must deal with multiple discrimination due to gender and caste. They also show how Dalit activists stand up for their rights and demand change. The film is a collage of video material from Dalit community video volunteers, documentary filmmakers, and NGOs. The film includes:
Rape and sexual abuse: Dalit women describe how they are abused and raped by ‘upper castes’, often in retaliation for Dalit communities asserting their rights.

Forced prostitution: A 14 year-old Dalit girl in Nepal works as a prostitute because it is prescribed to her caste and in India Dalit girls are made to work as temple prostitutes.
video  key  IDSN  caste  dalit  women  2012  womenkey 
may 2015 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
UN CEDAW Committee raises serious concern for Dalit women and the lack of implementation of laws
In the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), review of India on 2 July 2014, the issues of Dalit women and girls were brought up by several experts of the Committee and the Committee noted that Dalit women and the lack of implementation of laws were matters of serious concern.
un  cedaw  idsnnews  idsn  2014  implementation  legislation  india  caste  key  justice  dalit  women  news  impunity  womenkey  treatybodies  unkey 
october 2014 by idsn
IDSN recommendations to the OHCHR and UN Agencies to end caste-based discrimination and caste-based violence against women and girls (June 2014)
IDSN recommendations to the OHCHR and UN Agencies to end caste-based
discrimination and caste-based violence against women and girls
presented at a side-event on 17 June at the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council
idsn  recommendations  violence  violence_against_women  caste  2014  hrc26  hrc  ohchr  unagencies  key  dalit  women  specialprocedures  womenkey 
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.
report  key  idsn  publication  2014  un  high_commissioner  pillay  event  unsideevent  hrc  hrc26  rape  violence_against_women  violence  sexual_violence  unwomen  sr_minorities  quotes  hrw  bderm  unagencies  caste  dalit  dalitwomenfight  women  specialprocedures  indiakey  womenkey  justicekey  unkey 
october 2014 by idsn
Dalit women fight! (IDSN leaflet on Dalit Women)
The leaflet contains information on Dalit women’s human rights, key issues, cases, quotes from activists, INGOs, the UN and the EU and calls to action.
caste  2014  publication  idsn  rape  quotes  ingo  sexual_violence  hr_defenders  key  justice  dalit  dalitwomenfight  case  women  impunity  resistance  womenkey  hrdefenders 
october 2014 by idsn

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