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International Dalit Solidarity Network

IDSN

 


The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) is an international network of international human rights groups, development agencies, national Dalit solidarity networks from Europe, and national platforms in caste-affected countries. The IDSN secretariat is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
We work on a global level for the elimination of caste discrimination and similar forms of discrimination based on work and descent which is estimated to affect 260 million people worldwide. The majority of victims of caste discrimination live in South Asia where they are collectively known as Dalits.
 
Through engagement with the UN, the EU and other multilateral institutions, IDSN has had a significant impact on the internationalisation of caste discrimination as a critical human rights issue. The network produces crucial input in the form of documentation, strategic interventions and lobby action and also supports lobby activities on a national level.
 
The secretariat is an important resource base for information on caste discrimination in South Asia and other parts of the world.
 
For more information, please contact Rikke Nöhrlind, visit the IDSN website or subscribe to the IDSN newsletter.

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