How can CDWD contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how

How can CDWD contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD) refers to a form of social stratification and exclusion prevalent in many societies worldwide. CDWD primarily manifests in societies where individuals are categorised into hierarchical groups based on their ancestry, occupation, or birth, often referred to as castes or descent-based groups. Affecting over 270 million people worldwide, which…

Roma people less safe than 20 years ago? GFoD report reveals shocking situation of  Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Europe

Roma people less safe than 20 years ago? GFoD report reveals shocking situation of  Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Europe

European Union Member States must formally recognize and acknowledge the existence of discrimination based on work and descent as a distinct form of discrimination that deserves the attention of the international community and that affects communities around the world including among others, the Roma in Europe, a report titled ‘Status of Communities Discriminated on Work…

Slovakia: Will EU Try Slovakia for Segregating Roma Children in School?

Slovakia: Will EU Try Slovakia for Segregating Roma Children in School?

Romani children are also routinely being assessed as having “mild mental disabilities” and sent to special schools where the quality of education is inferior, a joint Amnesty and ERRC statement said. The European Commission on April 19 brought Slovakia, an EU Member State, to the European Court of Justice for violating the Race Equality Directive…

SDG 10.2 Report – Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with its focus Ensuring No One is Left Behind in the development planning and implementation has captured and gravitated the world attention. SDGs talks about people-centric approach and principles of accountability, transparency and participation, which ensures this developmental methodology as a near perfect model for holistic development.Additionally, theoretically, SDGs are especially…

Discrimination Based on Work and Descent and Untouchability – Global Profile and a Common Framework to Eliminate the Practice

Discrimination Based on Work and Descent and Untouchability – Global Profile and a Common Framework to Eliminate the Practice

This report speaks to a wide range of audiences such human rights defenders, activists, community leaders and people alike who have been fighting for the rights of the discriminated communities to understand and explore the similarities in the forms of discrimination existing in Africa, Asia, Europe, UK and Latin America. The primary objective of the…

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in South Asia – Status of Modern Slavery

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in South Asia – Status of Modern Slavery

This research project, comprising two studies and commissioned by the Asia Dalit Rights Forum to explore and examine of the manifestations of modern slavery in its varied forms prevalent among the communities discriminated on work and descent (CDWDs), has looked at the issue in its South Asian as well as global dimensions as evidenced in…