Differently-abled, not defective: Is legislation the only answer to recognise their needs?


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Of late, conversations on gender diversity have found their much deserved place in Indian corporate boardrooms. With the government mandating a woman director on company boards, organisations have made a beeline for capable women leaders who can add strategic value to an institution’s growth.
Barring a handful of organisations that have embraced diversity in its true spirit, the conversations on diversity in India are largely based on gender and focused on getting more women in the workforce. Pause for a second. Are we not being myopic? Why limit diversity to gender?

Source : http://www.firstpost.com/living/differently-abled-not-defective-is-legislation-the-only-answer-to-recognise-their-needs-2978060.html

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