Women with disabilities come together: Dependence makes it harder to speak up

This man from our neighbourhood would sneak into our house and touch me every day for six days. On the seventh day, my brother spotted him and raised an alarm. That’s when it stopped.” An intellectually challenged young rape survivor from West Bengal.
“As part of the #MeToo conversations I wrote of my experience of being abused by a fellow disability rights activist in the hope that other women like me will speak out. I received a flood of private messages from women with all kinds of disabilities sharing their stories of having being sexual assaulted. But all of them admitted that they can never speak up openly.”

Source : https://indianexpress.com/article/india/women-with-disabilities-come-together-dependence-makes-it-harder-to-speak-up-5466077/?fbclid=IwAR2NfIDLxMaBb50znBMcb41KzuuS80pidVxqYhDS27Yo98ZtDm2E8S5ZH4Y

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