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Check out the events organised by GFoD and our partners.

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The Inclusivity Project (TIP), the Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (GFoD) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva (OHCHR) are jointly organising a side event to the 77th session of the General Assembly to mark the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.

Strategy Workshop on 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

In preparation of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals 2022, The Inclusivity Project (TIP) is holding an in-person strategy building workshop from the 1st – 3rd July 2022 in New York. epresentatives of CDWD Communities from 14 countries are participating. This workshop is resourced by Ms. Rita Izak, former member of the UN Committee for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD).

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent for Deepening Democracy

20th November 2021 
11am to 1pm IST- Online Event


It has been said that, the more people participate in democracy, the more democratic it becomes. 

In actual practice though, Communities discriminated on Work and Descent face deliberate exclusion while they struggle to participate in the democratic processes. Due to their socio, economic and political positions the fruits of democracy remain unripened for them. The objective of the event is to bring CDWD rights activists and advocates together, navigate solutions to the injustices and issues CDWD face and demand justice and democratic rights of DWD communities. 

Global People's Assembly

We cordially invite you to 'CDWD People's Assembly- Inequalities and Discrimination' on 22nd September 2021 from 11 am GMT to 3 pm GMT. CDWD People's Assembly forms a part of the Global People’s Assembly, a forum where participants review the structural reasons for social, environmental and economic inequalities and injustices during COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

We bring together community voices, expert evidence, experts from the UN, parliamentarians, members of permanent missions and community artists, musicians, singers, among others on a single platform through this event. Do join us and extend your solidarity.

Please register for the event in the link below.

In partnership with the Action for World of Solidarity (ASW), the African Agency for the Fight against Discrimination Based on Work and Descent and Slavery and Amnesty International, TrustAfrica is  pleased to invite you  to  a Workshop on Restitution of Studies on Discrimination  Based  on  Descent  and  Slavery in Burkina Faso, Mali,  Mauritania  and Niger.  This restitution will take place on 13 and 14 September 2021. 

These studies were carried out during the current COVID-19 pandemic period.  They confirmed the existence and persistence of slavery in these countries. 

In addition to the country reports, a documentary film has been made to draw the attention of African and the global community to this degrading phenomenon that is a dent on Africa's development aspirations,  because,  now, daughters and sons  of the continent  are  also  kept  in the bonds of  slavery. 

The programme will be online and will take place from 09:00 to 13hours 45 GMT. 


On August 12, the International Youth Day, through the universal medium of music and showcasing the incredible talent of youth artists from communities discriminated on work and descent we celebrate CDWD youth and strengthen the global CDWD Youth movement.  With this event we highlight the need and importance of the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations for all. The longer barriers exist in access to vaccination, the more prolonged the Pandemic becomes and more acute the mutations of the virus. We encourage youth from all over the world to participate in the People’s Vaccine Campaign by signing a declaration during this event.

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The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 was held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.


GFOD partners actively participated in the HLPF through a series of events. Please watch the recordings of events using the links below.

Official HLPF Side Event: Strategies to Address Inclusive and Resilient Recovery

Official HLPF Side Event:
Access to Water and Sanitation Through a Gender Lens

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