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Caste-Hate Speech – A Culture of Silence and Violence

Caste-based discrimination affects more than 260 million Dalits worldwide. Caste-hate speech is currently on the rise across different social media platforms, and should be acknowledged as a specific form of hate.

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#IDefendRights: Eliminating caste discrimination

In his I Defend Rights story, Human and Dalit Rights Defender Ritwajit Das talks about why he stays motivated to fight against caste oppression.

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Pakistan’s disposable labour needs attention

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 3,186,000 people are held in modern forms of slavery in Pakistan, ranking the country at 8th place among the world’s 167 nations with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. The most common form of modern slavery prevalent in Pakistan is bonded labour, mainly in agriculture and brick kilns sectors (production of bricks).

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International Domestic Workers Day: The work of WISE in Pakistan

On the International Domestic Workers Day of June 16, the NHRF wants to highlight the crucial work our grantee Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) does to support domestic workers. Domestic workers are often part of informal working sectors, like in Pakistan, where many women and girls end up being trapped in abusive work conditions which in many cases may amount to modern forms of slavery.

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Pakistan: COVID-19 and the human rights crisis

The novel coronavirus has resulted in an unprecedented and multi-faceted global crisis. It has affected the health of millions of people, deprived an uncounted number of employees from their jobs, and plunged the world into a socio-economic catastrophe.

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Work against discrimination

Supporting marginalized groups to take the lead in their fight against discrimination is a core component of NHRF’s work. Read more about our work against discrimination in the year that passed here.

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