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Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Conference, Dalit Women’s Participation and Representation in Building a New Nepal
Abstract:
Dalit women face several layers of discrimination: for reasons of gender as well as of caste. When we note that Dalit groups are the least represented in decision making and state structures, we must also acknowledge that among Dalits, women are least represented. Dalits themselves have stratified their communities, so that some groups are seen as inferior to others, and the women within those groups are even further marginalized. And while the State has guaranteed 33 % of places for women in its decision-making apparatus, it is all too clear that few Dalit women would be in a position today to contest for those places. #speech #Richardbennett
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WOMEN'S EDUCATION, WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT, WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS, WOMEN'S STATUS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FORCED PROSTITUTION, GENDER DISCRIMINATION, RAPE, RAPE VICTIMS
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2007)
Thesaurus:
14.02.01 - Discrimination
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