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Indian Supreme Court ruling strengthens government’s disability employment quota

Friday, July 22, 2016The Supreme Court of India ruled June 30 that a national law mandating that a minimum of three percent of employees be people with disabilities applies at all levels of the central government. In 1995, the Indian Parliament passed the…

New mobile app offers dating service for people with disabilities

Tuesday, February 9, 2016Modern romance has seen the extension of love and courtship onto online and mobile platforms. Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, HER – the list goes on, with mobile applications that cater to specific demographics such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.…

(Video) The organization Make Love Not Scars is sharing the stories of acid attack survivors

Wednesday, September 9, 2015A quickly-growing organization is bringing awareness to the issue of acid attacks through enabling survivors of acid attacks to share their stories. Occurring in India in particular, acid attacks are a form of gender-based violence, made more common by the…

Inclusive education in India

Tuesday, July 7, 2015Rooted in Rights welcomes articles by guest authors from across the globe to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This piece about inclusive education in India is contributed by Dr. Anindita Chatterjee, Clinical Psychologist, and Director of…

India fails to pass major disability rights bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 PDF Available Here Galaxy Lesson Title India fails to pass major disability rights bill E-Newscast Video Link http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=22183 Video Length Two minutes and twenty-five seconds Grade Level High School & Above Summary Despite nearly three weeks of protests, the Indian…

India fails to pass major disability rights bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Teaching guidance is available if you would like to use this video as a part of disability awareness curriculum. For more information, please visit: http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=22184

India fails to pass major disability rights bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014Despite nearly three weeks of protests, the Indian Parliament adjourned from its winter session February 19 without passing a closely watched Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill. On February 3, thousands of demonstrators converged in New Delhi to urge approval…

Anti-rape protests in India sparks discussion

Monday, February 4, 2013Recently in India, there is renewed attention drawn to the vulnerability of women with disabilities when it comes to rape. Protests were sparked after the murder of a 23 year-old woman who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New…

Indian state to print election ballots in Braille

Sunday, January 29, 2012Polling stations will be accessible to people who are blind in the January 30 election in the Indian state of Punjab. For the first time, the ballot papers will be offered in Braille. “The ballot paper for blind people has…

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