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India: Press conference on the “Global Forum to address Traditional & Modern Forms of Slavery, Casteism & Antigypsyism”.

Saturday 12 October 2019, by siawi3

Source: email, 10.10.19

Press conference on the “Global Forum to address Traditional & Modern Forms of Slavery, Casteism & Antigypsyism”.

Communities discriminated based on Work and Descent (DWD) are some of the most excluded, segregated, and marginalized groups at the global and local levels within their social, economic, political, and cultural systems. The inequalities and disadvantages they experience exist in various services like education, hunger alleviation, health, water and sanitation, employment, voting rights, equal access to land and housing, access to religious institutions in the public sphere, disaster risk reduction and environmental health, some of which are represented in SDGs through definite goals. Gender equality, peace and justice constitute cross-cutting, significant determinants, which must be addressed to mitigate inequalities within the countries. The population of 300 million (approx.) worldwide comes under the DWD framework, who account for 3.5 per cent of the world’s total population.

About 100 leaders of the community, including 9 members of Parliament and delegates from over 21 countries from all over the world, gathered at this International Congress in New York during the UN General Assembly met to overview the Climate Action Plans and SDGs Review. The press conference will detail the deliberations and outcomes resulted from this congress.

When : October 11.2019, 3-5 PM
Where: Press Club of India, New Delhi