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HRC41 – #NoCasteLeftBehind – Side Event on Dalit Women and Gender Justice

20 June 2019

MRG is proud to support a side event organized by IDSN and IMADR, together with Human Rights Watch, Anti-Slavery International, Lutheran World Federation, CIVICUS and Franciscans International, on Dalit Women and Gender Justice, to be held in the margins of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, on Tuesday 25 June 2019, from 14:30 to 15:30.

Panelists include:

Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Meskerem Geset Techane, Chair, the UN WG on Discrimination against Women, tbc

Renu Sijapati, General Secretary, Feminist Dalit Organization Nepal

Abirami Jotheeswaran, National Program Coordinator, National Dalit Movement for Justice – NCDHR

Moderator: Maina Kiai, IDSN Ambassador, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. Now leading Human Rights Watch’s Alliances and Partnerships Initiative, tbc


This side-event aims to promote a conversation between Dalit women human rights defenders and UN experts about the practical means by which the UN human rights system can contribute to achieving SDG 5 for over a hundred million caste- affected women. The panel format used at this event aims to enhance the participation of the audience, as well of the digital audience of the event.

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Side Event NoCasteLeftBehind