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Online Caste-Hate Speech – A Growing Concern

On 22 March a side-event to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council highlighted the impact of caste-hate speech on-line and what could be done to combat it. The keynote speaker was Dr. Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, who argued that ‘Dehumanization of minorities such as Dalits through use of hate-speech is a precursor to violence.’ The event was also used as a launching pad for IDSN’s excellent report on Caste-hate speech researched by Dr Murali Shanmugavelan, with support from the IDSN team. In the UK we are well aware of the impact of [..]



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HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CASTE-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN THE UK?

Maybe you've been subjected to casteist name-calling or caste hate speech; perhaps you've experience something much more serious. We are collecting evidence of Everyday Casteism in the UK and need people to speak out. You can remain anonymous, but please don't remain silent.

UK NEWS

  • ARISA Hosts a Session on Caste-Based Discrimination

    ‘Caste-based discrimination, an Invisible Issue in the Garment Industry in South Asia’ was presented by IDSN, READ (India), ETI (UK) […]

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  • Casteism in the US: Entrepreneurs and a new report on Indian American attitudes

    We continue to cover stories of the South Asian diaspora across the globe. And in America, there have been a […]

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • UN side-event highlights caste-hate speech

    On 22 March 2021, IDSN International Associates the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group (MRG),  FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch […]

  • IDSN report on caste-hate speech launched

    The report ‘Caste-hate speech: Addressing hate speech based on work and descent’ was launched today by the International Dalit Solidarity Network. The report examines caste-hate speech […]