Disability Rights News
With Season 3, Netflix show Sex Education ups its representation game with non-binary, disabled characters
Sex Education has widened its lens to include more stories about queer relationships, gender presentation, intimacy with a disability, and other experiences that rarely are explored on mainstream television.
Sudhaa Chandran being made to take off prosthetic leg during airport security checks is no new, isolated incident
I have had a prosthetic leg for the past 11 years of my 29 year-long life, and unfortunately, I’ve been on the receiving end of discriminatory security practices at airports for a long, long time.
Union Budget 2021: Differently-abled people, disability rights NGOs neglected 'again'
Atma Nirbhar Swasthya Bharat Scheme, the highlight of this budget, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary healthcare centres but doesn't mention persons with disabilities.
To challenge ableism that manifests in social justice movements, intersectional understanding of disability is key
Disabled people exist in all our communities; and we must make room for them in conversations and decision-making positions. While ensuring this, it is also important to see if the disability rights movement represents the same diversity.
Amid reality of medical rationing, ableist bias against disabled people in accessing healthcare must be challenged
It is not a matter of coincidence that during medical emergencies, we see the system saving those who are 'most useful to society' while disabled people are pushed to the periphery.
Understanding and unlearning ableism is an ongoing process and one we must work on day-to-day
"Ableism is violence," as Lydia XZ Brown notes.
The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies
Time as a concept is something I felt deeply conflicted about. Was I wasting time by staying in bed for so many hours? Discovering and reading more about ‘crip time’ has helped me navigate this grief a bit better | Srinidhi Raghavan writes in her column, 'Bodies Minds'
In a world that often interprets 'care' as 'burden', interdependence should be valued beyond disabled community
To a large extent we find that non-disabled people view the entirety of the disabled experience through the lens of dependence. But was it possible to see disability beyond this lens of lack?
NCRB data 2017: Absence of specificity about atrocities against disabled women further invisibilises them
The absence of concrete and categorised data of crimes against women with disabilities in the latest NCRB report puts inclusion efforts one step back. This at a time when stigma associated with disability and sexuality and the lack of legal literacy makes the chances of a crime being reported even bleaker
#MeToo Conversations: Divya Kandukuri, Nidhi Goyal discuss the need for inclusivity and how to ensure it
In this #MeToo Conversation, the panelists discuss what are the issues marginalised women face and how they must occupy a more equal place in the movement
Conquering disability — The story of Divyanshu Ganatra
Divyanshu Ganatra is the founder of Adventures Beyond Borders – an organisation that promotes inclusive and outdoor sports for persons with disability.
Supreme Court suggests separate schools for children with disabilities: Observation violates laws on equality; hampers inclusive education
Supreme Court's observation recommending separate schools for disabled children is contrary to inclusive education and equal opportunity recommended in Indian laws on education and disability rights
Centre to consider proposal to increase schemes for persons with disabilities
Also, Gehlot said hostels for physically challenged students will be set up in seven divisions of Rajasthan and the work would begin within three months.
Aruna Shanbaug passes away: An unbearable agony and injustice comes to an end
Despite her name bringing a law which allows people to die with dignity, Aruna Shanbaug was condemned to a living hell, said author Pinki Virani.
Rahul Cherian, founder of NGO Inclusive Planet, passes away
Rahul Cherian, who worked extensively on disability law and rights in India, along with intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday due to an unknown infection.