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  • Tributes to Dr Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary

    This April a range of events and ceremonies have been organised around the world to celebrate Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birthday. The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York hosted a Special Event at the UN Headquarters on 16 April with the title 'Combating Inequalities for the Achievement...
  • Minorities and caste-based discrimination side event on a new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

    DSN-UK Director, Meena Varma, was invited by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights to be one of the panellists for a side event with Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (SR) on Minority Issues following her report on caste-based discrimination. The event took...
  • DSN-UK at the United Nations Human Rights Council 15 and 16 March 2016

    The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination. On 15 March 2016 the SR on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council, which focused on caste-based...
  • DSN-UK tribute and thanks to the much beloved Lord Eric Avebury

    We all have our own personal and professional memories of the much beloved Lord Eric Avebury. The pictures below indicate a time of triumph and celebration, with Eric at its heart and centre. It was 23 April 2013, St George’s Day – the day that commemorates the time when one man took on the mighty...
  • Great sadness at the passing of Lord Eric Avebury

    Lord Eric Avebury campaigned for many unpopular causes. He was a true champion of the fight for Dalit rights in the UK and campaigned tirelessly for Clause 9(5)(a) to be implemented in the Equality Act. At the time of his death he was Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dalits. Dalit...