The International Movement against- All Forms of Discrimination and Racism Asia Committee
The International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating discrimination and racism, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international human rights system. Founded in 1988 by one of Japan's largest minorities, the Buraku people, IMADR has grown to be a global network of concerned individuals and minority groups. IMADR's International Secretariat is based in Japan and maintains a UN liaison office in Geneva. IMADR is in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
IMADR Asia Committee was initiated in 1996 to promote the core values of ICERD Sri Lanka focusing on reconciliation and religious harmony to promote democratic rights and human rights of all. In South Asia we are committed to empower people especially women of marginalized communities including the Dalits and those issues related to women in religious communities. We develop activities linked to Constitutional guarantees in all countries linked to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and monitoring compliances by governments in our region to uphold the democratic and human rights by educating, awareness raising and empowering discriminated and marginalized communities.
In the year 2000 the Sri Lankan members resolved to form the organisation and register it as a legal entity in Sri Lanka having an office in Colombo.
The Asia Committee was formed to strengthen networking in South Asia and promote core values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and promote compliance.
To promote the capacity of discriminated groups to raise their voices and represent themselves in activities to combat discrimination.
To promote cooperation and solidarity among discriminated people in ways that rise above regional, national and gender differences.
To promote implementation of international human rights instruments through the voice and power of discriminated groups, and strengthen legal standards, institutions and organs for the elimination of discrimination and racism; to promote their effective use by the discriminated