|Dear Newsletter Subscribers,
With the aim to enhance international, national, and local engagement to eliminate caste-based discrimination, IDSN is pleased to announce that we will be holding an International Consultation on Good Practices and Strategies to Eliminate Caste-based Discrimination . The consultation will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 29 November -1 December 2011. Please visit the consultation subsite www.idsn.org/idsn-consultation for more information.
Unfortunately, we are not able to invite all of you to be present at the consulation. Invitations have now been extended and the list of participants has been finalised. However, we would like to welcome and encourage all interested parties to prepare and submit a ‘good practice’ case on the elimination of caste discrimination as written input for consideration at the consulation. The deadline for submission of cases is the 20th of November 2011. Please see the call for cases description below for details.
Call for cases on good practice to eliminate caste-based discrimination
The aim of the International Consultation is to identify, share and learn from examples of good practices and strategies to eliminate caste-based discrimination from a wide range of stakeholders. IDSN therefore encourages all participants, as well as those persons/organisations who will not be able to participate (as participation in the conference is by invitation from IDSN only), to submit a 'good practice' case to share their experiences on what has worked and what can be improved in advance in the global struggle against caste discrimination.
With this exercise, IDSN aims to collect examples of good practices by a wide range of actors, including civil society organisations, governments, national institutions, bilateral development agencies, international organisations, and research institutions on a wide range of issues and practices in caste-affected countries around the world.
The cases can cover as diverse practices as grass-root level initiatives, national mobilisation campaigns, research initiatives, trainings, international advocacy campaigns, and government programmes. For further explanation on the criteria for defining a good practice, read the introduction to the standard questionnaire, which can be used as a guiding format. The description of the case should not exceed more than 3-4 pages.
Read more about the International Consultation and the call for cases here
Download standard questionnaire on 'good practice' cases
The case should be submitted to Veronika D’Anna (Veronika@idsn.org) at the IDSN Secretariat before 20th of November 2011.
We will update all of you on the outcome of the consultation once it has taken place and as soon as time permits - we will also issue the next IDSN newsletter which will cover both October and November.
The Consultation is organised by the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) in cooperation with Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO) and Dalit NGO Federation. It is produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents thereof are the sole responsibility of IDSN and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.