Landmark report unveils challenges Faced by Asia-based CDWDs, proposes extensive policy changes

Landmark report unveils challenges Faced by Asia-based CDWDs, proposes extensive policy changes

The Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent, in association with The Inclusivity Project released the ‘Status of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Asia’, a comprehensive report that documents the challenges faced by millions of CDWDs in India but also offers recommendations to policymakers to ensure redressal of the concerns. The…

Chamada para inscriçÔes para “Especialistas em Direitos” de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e DescendĂȘncia na AmĂ©rica Latina e no Caribe

Chamada para inscriçÔes para “Especialistas em Direitos” de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e DescendĂȘncia na AmĂ©rica Latina e no Caribe

Prazo prorrogado atĂ© 10 de março!! Estamos buscando 4 Especialistas em Direitos de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e DescendĂȘncia (CDWD) para trabalhar em conjunto com o FĂłrum Global de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e DescendĂȘncia (GFoD) e todos os seus parceiros e aliados. Encorajamos especialmente as mulheres a se candidatarem a esse cargo para que…

Story of the Burakumin with Dr. Christopher Bondy

Story of the Burakumin with Dr. Christopher Bondy

While Japan is often seen as a homogeneous nation, it’s crucial to acknowledge the diverse minority groups within its borders—the Ainu, resident Koreans, and foreigners like us. In this video, we shift the spotlight to the Burakumin, the largest minority that historically occupied the lowest rung of the social hierarchy in feudal Japan. Despite their…

Japan’s Invisible Race: The Burakumin

Japan’s Invisible Race: The Burakumin

The Burakumin, often referred to as “Japan’s Invisible Race,” are portrayed as a diverse minority facing challenges in Japan’s ostensibly homogeneous society. This presentation challenges the perception of homogeneity as a source of friction, using ethnographic data to argue that it has played a crucial role in Burakumin activists’ efforts to combat discrimination.

Japan’s pariah descendants fight present-day discrimination

Japan’s pariah descendants fight present-day discrimination

Explore the little-known community in Japan that is fighting against discrimination – the burakumin. Despite being ethnically identical to their fellow countrymen, the burakumin are descendants of feudal-era workers who were marginalized due to their involvement in tasks deemed unclean. Presently, around two million individuals self-identify as burakumin, facing ongoing discrimination in areas such as…