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…

Understanding the many faces of poverty

Understanding the many faces of poverty

Understanding the many faces of poverty Discrimination based on work and descent (DWD) is the UN terminology used in international contexts to describe the systemic marginalization experienced by certain communities, like Roma in Europe, Dalits in Asia, Burakumin in Japan, Haratin in Africa, and Quilombola in Brazil, due to their caste or similar inherited forms…

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

Asia has the largest number of DWD communities globally. The Asian continent accounts for more than three-quarters of the total number of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD) in the world. The report consolidates detailed information, analysis, and viewpoints currently available on the rights and entitlements of CDWD.

Chamada para inscrições para “Especialistas em Direitos” de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e Descendência na América Latina e no Caribe

Chamada para inscrições para “Especialistas em Direitos” de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e Descendência na América Latina e no Caribe

Prazo prorrogado até 10 de março!! Estamos buscando 4 Especialistas em Direitos de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e Descendência (CDWD) para trabalhar em conjunto com o Fórum Global de Comunidades Discriminadas por Trabalho e Descendência (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 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…