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Padam Sundas, the Nepal Ambassador of Bahrain

Mr. Padam Sundas of Samata Foundation is appointed as the new Nepal’s Ambassador to Bahrain. Mr. Sundas is a well respected social activists and Dalit expert. He has been working on Dalit Issues for decades now and is an integral member of ADRF.  ADRF congratulates Mr. Padam Sundas for  his…...

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Dalit, non-dalit South Asian lawmakers’ conference kicks off in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has reiterated the government’s commitment to end the caste-based discrimination and the practice of ‘untouchability’ from Nepal at the earliest possible. Inaugurating the South Asian Dalit and non-Dalit MPs’ Conference organised by the Asian Dalit Rights Forum here today, he said the government…...

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PM Dahal pledges to strongly voice Dalit issues in UN

KATHMANDU-  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has pledged to strongly present the issues concerning Dalits in the United Nations (UN). During his meeting today with dalit parliamentarians from the South Asia, the Prime Minister vowed to raise the dalit issues in the UN in an effective way. “The dalit…...

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How the UN Cast out Caste, Leaving Dalits Behind

New York: The United Nations recently announced the launch of its formal development paradigm, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompassing 17 goals and 169 targets. The SDGs define the path of development that nations are to adopt in the next 15 years. The goals appear to be extensive by appearing…...

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Sustainable Development Goals must factor in caste: Dalits

Dalit organisations protested at the U.N. headquarters on Saturday demanding the recognition of caste-based exclusion as a discriminatory factor in development in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Organised by the Asia Dalit Right Forum (ADRF), a network of organisations from across South Asia, the protesters said: “For the SDGs to…...

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