Stop Kastendiscriminatie - Steun de Dalits!

de mensenrechten van 260 miljoen kastelozen
worden dagelijks geschonden

Deze website wordt sinds maart 2020 niet meer onderhouden!

Vulnerable workers in supply chains need urgent protection to survive impact of Covid-19
IDSN, 3 apr 2020
IDSN strongly urges governments and companies with supply chains to take measures to urgently protect migrant and informal workers, including Dalits, as Covid-19 measures threaten their lives and livelihoods. »
UN women’s committee raises concern over intersecting caste, religious and gender discrimination in Pakistan
IDSN, 23 mrt 2020
Dalit women in Pakistan are at high risk of human rights abuses due to intersecting caste, religious and gender discrimination. »
Report outlines recommendations for action on caste and gender justice in Nepal
IDSN, 20 mrt 2020
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, »
Consultation: Action on caste discrimination is crucial for meeting the Global Goals
IDSN, 3 mrt 2020
The National Consultation “Localizing SDGs through Dalit perspectives” drew together over eighty delegates from 15 states in India, to discuss ways forward to address caste and gender discrimination vis a vis the UN Global Goals. »
Indian budget fails to deliver on allocations for the welfare of Dalits
IDSN, 2 mrt 2020
Dalit and Adivasi in India are being let down by the Government in the 2020-21 Union budget. NCDHR has released an analysis of the budget showing unacceptable gaps in allocations and highlighting the discrepancies between Government rhetoric when it comes to social inclusion and the figures in the actual budget. »
IDSN highlights rights violations against Dalits for the UN women’s committee review of Pakistan
IDSN, 14 feb 2020
IDSN submitted a report detailing the challenges faced by Dalit women and girls in Pakistan, for the review of the government’s report on compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW review). »
Press Release: European Parliament calls for an EU policy to address caste discrimination
IDSN, 16 jan 2020
The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2018 and the European Union’s policy on the matter. »
IDSN highlights caste-related labour issues at the Business and human rights forum 2019
IDSN, 13 dec 2019
IDSN set 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 and the IDSN Director gave a snapshot presentation on what Governments can do to start addressing these issues with businesses. »
Caste guidance launched at seminar on vulnerable workers in business supply chains
IDSN, 2 dec 2019
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. »
IDSN participates at UN Global Consultation on Business and Human Rights
IDSN, 10 nov 2019
Henri Tiphange represented IDSN in the Global Consultation on National Human Rights Institutions and access to remedy. This consultation is part of an ongoing project about accountability for human rights. »
Dalit women producing leather footwear for global brands suffer serious labour rights abuses
IDSN, 11 okt 2019
A new report by Homeworkers Worldwide finds Dalit women working in global leather supply chains being subjected to discrimination, insecure work, low wages and labour rights abuses, including sexual harassment. »
No more silence: Companies must address caste in their global supply chains
IDSN, 26 sep 2019
Remaining silent about caste discrimination in global supply chains is fueling modern slavery, child labour and the exploitation of workers in South Asia, according to new ETI Base Code guidance for companies published today. »
Niemand in India geeft om de poepschrapers
NRC, 3 sep 2019
Nog steeds laat India de Valmiki’s, mannen en vrouwen op de bodem van het kastenstelsel, in de stront zakken. Letterlijk. Handmatig rioolreinigen is allang verboden, maar het gebeurt toch, met doden tot gevolg. »
Rights Activists: No global goals without tackling caste
IDSN, 14 jun 2019
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. »
IDSN submits input to the UN Human Rights Commitee ahead of India review
IDSN, 29 mei 2019
IDSN and The National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ)-NCDHR have submitted input to the UN ahead of the adoption of the list of issues for the 126th session for the state party – INDIA. »
Caste and gender underpin employment inequality in India
IDSN, 24 mei 2019
Inequality in employment along caste and gender lines is a massive obstacle to alleviating poverty and inequality in India, finds the Oxfam India report Mind The Gap – State of Employment in India. »
On May Day, India’s Temple Builders Demand Workplace Safety Against Silicosis
The Wire, 3 mei 2019
400 workers occupied the streets of Pindwara’s RIICO to demand freedom from the fatal Silicosis disease caused by silica-rich stones used for constructing temples. »
New EU human rights guidelines highlight the need to address caste in EU’s external action
IDSN, 12 apr 2019
IDSN welcomes the new EU Human Rights Guidelines on Non-discrimination in External Action, where caste is mentioned several times as a form of discrimination that must be addressed. »
MEP’s ask EU to act to end the unjust blocking of IDSN’s UN accreditation
IDSN, 9 apr 2019
Several high-profile members of the EP have sent a letter to the EU High-Representative for Foreign Affairs, Frederica Mogherini, asking the EU to take action to support IDSN’s 10-year quest for UN accreditation, at the upcoming May meeting of the UN NGO Committee. »
Study finds Dalits working in forced and child labour in India’s garment industry
IDSN, 29 mrt 2019
An extensive study on home-based garment workers in India found 99 per cent of workers toiled in conditions of forced labor under Indian law, with over 99 per cent of the workers found to be either Dalits or Muslims. »
Caste discrimination is blocking progress on the SDGs says UK NGO development network BOND
IDSN, 22 mrt 2019
A new report Caste and Development: Tackling Discrimination Based on Work and Descent released by the UK NGO BOND highlights the urgent need to address caste discrimination in order to progress on the UN SDGs. »
UN rights chief warns against “increasing harassment and targeting of” Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis in India
IDSN, 12 mrt 2019
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, raises concern over increasing marginalisation and discrimination in India, in her speech to the UN Human Rights Council. »
Manual scavenging, social exclusion of past even today play crucial role India’s sanitation outcome, 21 feb 2019
Why have government latrines been rejected by villagers for at least the last seventy years? The social scientists at the 1956 Ministry of Health conference discussed many possible reasons. »
Indiase Hindoes bekeren zich tot boeddhisme na geweld van ‘koebeschermers’
Boeddhistisch Dagblad, 25 feb 2019
Vier overlevenden van een gewelddadige afrekening in 2016 door zogenoemde koebeschermers in India, hebben zich deze week bekeerd tot het boeddhisme. »
Murders of Religious Minorities in India Go Unpunished, Report Finds
The New York Times, 18 feb 2019
The Indian authorities have delayed investigating a wave of vigilante-style murders of religious minorities, with many instead working to justify the attacks or file charges against some of the victims’ families, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. »
Ambassadors join the fight to end caste discrimination
persbericht IDSN, 5 feb 2019
A brand new IDSN Ambassadors Group is launched today. The group is made up of several highly distinguished human rights advocates, who will use their knowledge and skills to ensure that caste discrimination never falls off the global human rights agenda. »
Report finds entrenched caste discrimination in India’s criminal justice system
IDSN, 18 jan 2019
Criminal Justice in the Shadow of Caste is a pioneering report looking at the administration of criminal justice in India through a caste lens. The findings reveal discrimination at all levels, including within prisons. »
De universiteit ruimt plek in voor de 'onaanraakbare' Indiër
Het Financieele Dagblad, 23 dec 2018
ARM/RIJK is een serie van het FD over de tegenstelling tussen de onderste en de bovenste lagen van de bevolking over de gehele wereld. Deze aflevering: India, waar 15% van de plekken op universiteiten gereserveerd voor studenten van de laagste kaste. »
‘Statelessness’ of Dalit communities raised at UN Forum on Minority Issues
IDSN, 18 dec 2018
IDSN participated in the 11th Session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, under the theme “Statelessness: A Minority Issue”. IDSN members from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan outlined how Dalits often suffer statelessness due to extreme marginalization and lack of access to rights. »
New IDSN strategy presented at the General Assembly 2018
IDSN, 17 dec 2018
IDSN members and associates from across the globe met in Geneva in November for the IDSN General Assembly. The assembly spread over two days brimming with energy, new ideas, and determination to strengthen the fight for human rights, justice and equality for all, irrespective of caste. »
European Parliament calls on the EU to step up action at the UN and delegation levels to eliminate caste-based discrimination
persbericht IDSN, 12 dec 2018
IDSN welcomes today’s adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2017 and the European Union’s policy on the matter. »
20 years of Dalit Human Rights
Asia Dalit Rights Forum, dec 2018
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) is celebrating their 20 years of championing Dalit rights in India. Prior to 1998, Dalit rights was considered as social evil and discriminatory practices, while not given due recognition from the human rights perspective. »
We have a dream
IDSN, 10 dec 2018
Today, as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the struggle to open the doors of the minds of people across the world to accept that all humans are of equal value and deserve equal rights remains one of the key challenges facing our societies. »
UN Special Rapporteur asks Nepal to act on violence against Dalit women
IDSN, 3 dec 2018
The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Dubravka Šimonovic made a preliminary assessment on violence against women in Nepal, after her official visit to the country, which took place from the 19 to the 29 November. »
De Dalits van Bathla bekeren zich, uit verzet
Trouw, 22 nov 2018
Een groeiende groep Dalits, de laagste kaste van India, bekeert zich tot het boeddhisme. Niet per se omdat dat geloof ze zo aanspreekt. Hun bekering is een daad van verzet tegen het kastensysteem. »
Het epische Reason, over radicaliserend India, heeft de hoofdprijs op het Idfa gewonnen
Volkskrant, 21 nov 2018
Vier uur durende studie van de Indiase samen­leving. De Indiase regisseur Anand Patwardhan laat zien hoe religieus-nationalistische funda­men­ta­listen met geweld en intimidatie de weg bereiden naar een sterk intolerant land. Hij schetst een samen­leving waarin moslims, Dalits en rationa­listische denkers hun leven niet zeker zijn. »
‘Tell Everyone We Scalped You!’ How Caste Still Rules in India
The New York Times, 17 nov 2018
Dalits are not just considered lower caste, but technically outcaste. Bound at the bottom of India’s Hindu society for centuries, the Dalit population, now estimated at more than 300 million, has been abused for as long as anyone can remember. And now, according to crime statistics, the violence against them is rising. »
VN-vrouwencommissie doet aan­beve­lingen aan Nepal om discrimi­natie Dalit-vrouwen aan te pakken
IDSN, 14 nov 2018
De CEDAW-Commissie is met haar slot­beschouwing gekomen, na de periodic review van Nepal. De commissie heeft kennisgenomen van een aantal zorgpunten m.b.t. Dalit-vrouwen en heeft relevante aanbevelingen gedaan. »
VN-commissie uit bezorgdheid over problemen Dalit-vrouwen in Nepal
IDSN, 5 nov 2018
VN-deskundigen spraken hun bezorgdheid uit over de problemen die gekozen Dalit-vrouwen in Nepal ondervinden, over de noodzaak van een evenredige integratie van Dalit-vrouwen en over de extreme armoede waarin veel Dalit-vrouwen verkeren. »
Republic Of Fear: ‘India is hostile to its weakest and poor, there is no justice for them’
The Polis Project, 15 okt 2018
India has always been a profoundly violent country. The routinized violence experienced by the country's marginalized - Dalits, Muslims, Adivasi, poor, women - is not only denied but also hidden behind a language of neutrality. »
Arundhati Roy: Arrestatie activisten in India ernstiger situatie dan Noodtoestand in jaren 70
The Hindu, 28 aug 2018
Na de arrestaties van mensenrechtenactivisten en advocaten zei schrijfster Arundhati Roy dat de situatie in het land "ernstiger" zou kunnen worden dan het was ten tijde van de Noodtoestand in het midden van de jaren zeventig. »

Rechten Indiase leerarbeiders systematisch geschonden
Landelijke India Werkgroep, 16 mrt 2017

Kastendiscriminatie in het nieuws:

laatste wijziging:

Wij zijn niet onaanraakbaar
Indringende korte film over 'kastenapartheid' (IDSN/LIW)

Jaarverslag IDSN 2019
IDSN Jaarverslag 2019

Dalit-Vrouwen Rechte­loos: Slacht­offers van seksueel geweld eisen hun rechten op

LIW/FNV Mondiaal