Blow to social justice: India’s Union Budget 2024 leaves millions of CDWD disappointed

Blow to social justice: India’s Union Budget 2024 leaves millions of CDWD disappointed

Even as several media publications have hailed the Interim Budget across India, there is no denying that the Interim Budget has left millions of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWDs) disappointed. Finance Minister of India Dr Nirmala Seetharaman, stakeholders argue, belies Prime Minister Modi’s clarion call of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ (All together, development…

Communautés discriminées sur le travail et l’ascendance en Mauritanie et statut de l’esclavage moderne

Communautés discriminées sur le travail et l’ascendance en Mauritanie et statut de l’esclavage moderne

La Mauritanie, officiellement connue sous le nom de République islamique de Mauritanie, est un pays araboafricain situé au nord-ouest de l’Afrique, entre le Maghreb et l’Afrique noire subsaharienne. Elle est membre de l’Union africaine, de la Ligue arabe, de l’Union du Maghreb arabe, de l’Organisation de la coopération islamique et de l’Organisation pour la mise…

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Mauritania and the Status of Modern Slavery

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in Mauritania and the Status of Modern Slavery

Mauritania, officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab-African country locatednorthwest of Africa, between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Black Africa. It is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) and the…

Harratines protest slavery, discrimination

Harratines protest slavery, discrimination

Black Mauritanians, still called harratines, hit the streets of Nouakchott, the capital to protest against slavery. During the march which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the Haratines Manifesto, protesters denounced continuous discrimination. “I believe that the movement for the conquest of civil rights or social rights in Mauritania has seen a resurgence in recent…

Pakistan’s caste system: The untouchable’s struggle

Pakistan’s caste system: The untouchable’s struggle

Meet Sabir Arif, a finance and cost management student at a private institution in Lahore, whose resilience shines through despite living in a makeshift hut crafted from wood, cloth, and plastic sheets. Sabir’s sole income comes from providing private tuitions, a means to sustain his humble abode. Born into the challenging circumstances of a daily…

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.