Landmark report highlights environmental racism, state disinvestment in Substandard Romani Settlements

Landmark report highlights environmental racism, state disinvestment in Substandard Romani Settlements

The Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (GFoD) has released a landmark report titled Substandard Romani Settlements Across Europe: Environmental Racism And Disinvestment. This report sheds light on the situation of Roma living in substandard Romani settlements (SRS), one of the most unacceptable forms of discrimination and exclusion of Roma communities across…

Canada: NDP MP Don Davies introduces motion to ban caste-based discrimination

Canada: NDP MP Don Davies introduces motion to ban caste-based discrimination

Vancouver Kingsway’s NDP MP, Don Davies, introduced a motion in Parliament on Friday aimed at recognizing and prohibiting caste-based discrimination in Canada, the Voice Online reported. The motion seeks amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act to include caste as a prohibited ground of discrimination, acknowledging the severe social and economic exclusion faced by Canadians…

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…

Research Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean based in Americas

Research Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean based in Americas

Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (GFoD) is the global advocacymechanism of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD). More than 270 millionpeople across the world are discriminated against on the basis of this specific type of discriminationdescribed by the UN as “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD). Even though it…

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.