Why Elderly Women With Disabilities Are At Highest Risk of Abuse, Neglect

Mumbai: Forced to depend on their family for support and care because of social norms and ineffective government policies, elderly women with disabilities are highly vulnerable …

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Abortion Is Legal In India But Rules, Stigma Make It Hard To Access

Mumbai: At 25, and into the fourth year of an abusive marriage, N*, discovered that she was eight weeks into an unwanted pregnancy. She approached a …

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Tangled In Red Tape, The Disability ID Card Process Is Steeped With Gender Barriers

Mumbai: Khushi, 18, was elated to get admission to her dream Delhi University college to study English literature. Then, the teen, who was diagnosed with a …

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India’s Laws Fail To Uphold Abortion Rights Of Women With Disabilities

Mumbai:  Arpita Roy Sengupta was 22 years old when her parents, much against her wishes, arranged her marriage in 2007 with Alok*, a deaf person like her. …

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