About Us

The Network DSN began in 1998, bringing together individuals and organisations concerned about caste...

The Network

logoDSN began in 1998, bringing together individuals and organisations concerned about caste discrimination. This was part of a growing global movement which led to the formation of the International Dalit Solidarity Network in 2000. DSN-UK registered as a charity in 2003 and since then has continued to grow as an effective campaigning and advocacy organisation working on caste in the UK.

DSN brings together organisations and individuals in the UK who are concerned with caste-based discrimination and aims to link grassroots priorities with international mechanisms and institutions to make an effective contribution to the liberation of those affected by caste discrimination.

Our membership includes concerned individuals, development agencies, trade unions, journalists and academics. DSN has one full time staff member, the Director, and one full time volunteer, the Assistant, and is based within their hosts offices of Anti-Slavery International in London. DSN is chaired by Jeremy Corbyn MP and has a dedicated group of highly influential Trustees.