IDSN members the Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) and Network of Non-Mainstreamed Marginalized Communities (NNMC), took part in the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR) review of Bangladesh in March, 2017.
Press release: IWGIA and IDSN call on the participants in the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen to address discrimination against hundreds of millions of Dalit and indigenous women.
New report by UN Special Rapporteur constitutes milestone, human rights organisations say.
GENEVA, 17 MARCH 2016 --- Caste-affected countries should take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita IzsàkNdiaye, says in a new report on the issue published this week. The report was presented and discussed in the Human Rights Council on 15th March.
The Dalits of Bangladesh are deprived of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A new report urges to country’s government to take action on the issue and civil society groups to pay more attention to the needs of the Dalit population.
Clean water is a luxury for the Dalits of Dhaka. While members of the Bangladeshi capital’s non-Dalit population mostly boil or filter their water, the economically deprived and discriminated Dalits often have to make do with unsafe water sources.
In 2015, the key themes of IDSN’s work have been atrocities and access to criminal justice, the rights struggle of Dalit women, forced and bonded labour, and caste discrimination in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.