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#India-Physically disabled girl raped by father in Noida #WTfnews #Vaw

Posted on: 02 Jan 2013, Physically disabled girl raped by father   Noida: With emotions after gang rape and murder of a paramedical student still running high in the national capital, a 15-year-old physically challenged girl on Tuesday alleged that she… Continue Reading →

#India- Women with Disabilities submit to Justice Verma #Rape #Vaw #Law #disability

  January 4, 2013 Justice J.S. Verma New Delhi   Sir,   Suggestions to the Committee From the Perspective of Women with Disabilities   We the representatives of various organisations representing persons with disabilities while welcoming the setting up of… Continue Reading →

Sanction pension to mentally challenged person: Madras High Court #good news

CHENNAI : Coming to the rescue of a mentally affected person who was denied disability pension, the Madras High Court has directed the authority to sanction the pension in three months. Disposing of a writ petition filed on behalf of him,… Continue Reading →

#India- Enabling the disabled

  AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA, Frontline   The larger struggle of the disability movement is about finding a voice and making it assertive. In India, it is about pressuring the state to fulfil its social responsibility. AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA  Disability rights… Continue Reading →

Don’t we have the right to get married too? #disability

By Ranjitha Gunasekaran Source : SIFY Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 Bhagya (name changed) falters as she tells me what happened when she said she wanted to get married. “Do you know what my parents asked me? They said, ‘Yevan… Continue Reading →

Nine-year-old visually challenged girl raped in Delhi #disability #Vaw #Shame

Published: Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012, 19:06 IST Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS A nine-year-old visually challenged girl was raped by her former neighbour in Delhi, police said Tuesday, adding that the attacker has been arrested. The girl was alone at… Continue Reading →

UP Govt announces target sterilization against National Policy # Coercion

  The UP Government announces sterilisation targets for Azamgarh District for the months Novermber and December:   According to the letter issued by the Chief Medical Officer (Azamgarh), dated 30.10.2012, number P.K. Camp/2012-2013/14896-03 The target for sterilisation announced for the… Continue Reading →

#India- A better deal for differently abled flyers in the air

Ramya Kannan,    27-Nov-2012, The Hindu   CHENNAI: The Asok Kumar Committee, which examined ways to make air travel hassle-free for persons with disabilities and reduced mobility, has assessed the situation in airports across the country and made recommendations to ease… Continue Reading →

Breaking the silence around disabled sexuality #mustread

Desexualised or hypersexualised because of their impairments, women with disabilities are denied the right to see themselves and be seen as independent sexual beings. Introducing a series on disability and sexuality byRicha Kaul Padte   “I’d rather use my legs… Continue Reading →

CENTRAL ASIA: Disabled Citizens Find Avenues to Advancement Blocked

By Alisher Khamidov BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct 24 2012 (EurasiaNet) – As a child, Feruza Alimova dreamed of becoming a lawyer so she could help disabled people. But the 22-year-old cannot pursue a law degree because a bone deformity keeps her homebound. Her… Continue Reading →

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