Pakistan: Government Scrambles to Cover up an Ugly Story on Manual Sewage Workers

Pakistan: Government Scrambles to Cover up an Ugly Story on Manual Sewage Workers

An AFP report mentioned how public bodies specifically reserve menial cleaning jobs for “non-Muslims”. These are jobs for Christians and Hindus. On April 19, the Municipal Corporation of Sialkot showcased sanitation workers utilizing machines to clear obstructed sewage. It was a public relations exercise to combat a stinging AFP report earlier in the month showcasing…

SDG 10.2 Report – Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with its focus Ensuring No One is Left Behind in the development planning and implementation has captured and gravitated the world attention. SDGs talks about people-centric approach and principles of accountability, transparency and participation, which ensures this developmental methodology as a near perfect model for holistic development.Additionally, theoretically, SDGs are especially…

Annihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities in Implementing the 2030 Agenda

Annihilate Caste and Structural Inequalities in Implementing the 2030 Agenda

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). Discrimination based on Work and Descent (caste) has been referenced as an important variable of exclusion…

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 “Annihilate 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…

Impact and Resilience in COVID-19 Pandemic – Analysis of Dalit Communities in Nepal

Impact and Resilience in COVID-19 Pandemic – Analysis of Dalit Communities in Nepal

The COVID-19 pandemic had tremendously shifted the life in the world as we know it. Whileit was found first in Wuhan province of China, it has effected all the countries around the worldand Nepal is not an exception. On the day of revision of this report 2025 deaths have occurredand 270,275 people have been infected…

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…

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in South Asia – Status of Modern Slavery

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent in South Asia – Status of Modern Slavery

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…