Dalit Women in South Asia – Access to Economic Rights Focus on Land Higher Education and Employable Skills for Livelihood

This study attempts to draw attention to the current existing policies on land, higher educationand skill development for employment. The study is carried out in 4 South Asian countries ofBangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We have under taken this study to create an evidencebase on the existing gaps in policy and budgetary frameworks on…

UN Mechanisms and Caste – Discrimination Based on Work and Descent

UN Mechanisms and Caste – Discrimination Based on Work and Descent

This report provides systemic understanding of hidden apartheid still under represented and widely practiced. The comprehensive study was prepared by Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF) in association with Regions Refocus 2015 and Asia Parliamentarians Forum on Dalit Concerns (APFDC). As a background document for the series of events β€œAnnihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities inImplementing the…

Towards a Unifying Global Identity – A Framework on Discrimination Based on Work and Descent Including Caste

Towards a Unifying Global Identity – A Framework on Discrimination Based on Work and Descent Including Caste

The handbook highlights discrimination based on work and descent (DWD), which affects over 260 million people across the globe today. DWD is the term used to address various forms of discrimination, including caste-, work- and birth-based discrimination. While DWD is often presumed to be limited to the South Asian continent, it is a global phenomenon,…

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 Modern Slavery – A Global Phenomenon

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Modern Slavery – A Global Phenomenon

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…