Why It Is Hard For Disabled Women, Queer Persons To Leave Abusive Partners

Bengaluru: Reema*, 32, has been married for about five years but the man she thought would be her life partner has turned out to be a …

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Trans Persons With Disabilities Lack Enabling Social Systems and Healthcare Support

Mumbai: India has laws and support systems for both transgender persons and people with disabilities, but none for those who are both identities – trans persons …

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Desire, Sexuality And Choice: Disabled Indian Women And Queer Persons On Their Experiences

Bengaluru: When they were 18, Nu, a non-binary person with physical and speech disabilities, recalls apologising often to their dates: “I’m sorry I walk with a …

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How Maternity Leave Policies Discriminate Against Adoptive Mothers And Children

New Delhi: It took nearly a year for Virginia* and her husband to bring home the four siblings they had asked to adopt. The children were …

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Women With Disabilities Have To Constantly Negotiate Between Isolation And Intrusion

Mumbai: Barely a month before her 12th grade board exams, Kavya Mukhija (now 23) had to take a week’s sick leave from school. She had contracted …

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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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Why the UP Population Bill Harms Women And Marginalised Populations

New Delhi: On July 11th, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, announced the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill as part of the …

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