World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn’t stopped

As someone who has worked in the area of mainstreaming disability in policies and programmes for a decade now, people often approach me asking for information, advice, and mostly just to be heard. A young blind student at a leading college in Delhi recently shared how a corporate known for its “diversity and inclusion” work… Read More World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn’t stopped

Enhancing The Employability Of People With Disabilities

Getting jobs for People with Disabilities (PwDs) is very challenging in India. A very small percentage of the employed PwDs are working in domains like Accounting and IT, a handful as graphic designers and very few are self-employed. The job market open for PwDs is still stereotypically in retail stores, housekeeping roles, waiters or maximum,… Read More Enhancing The Employability Of People With Disabilities

National Disability Award for Hyderabad’s Dr Reddy’s Foundation

HYDERABAD: Dr Reddy’s Foundation (DRF) has won the 19th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award. The DRF is a not-for-profit organization set up in 1996 to enable socially and economically vulnerable groups to take control of their lives. These awards were started as an initiative to recognise and celebrate the good work done by corporates and individuals towards… Read More National Disability Award for Hyderabad’s Dr Reddy’s Foundation

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

Disability Delegations appreciates new enactment of J&K Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2018 approved by SAC

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): Dr Farooq Lone, Secretary Social welfare and Commissioner Disabilities Iqbal Lone met different delegations at Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities office Srinagar today. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Dr Lone stressed the need for strengthening the overall framework for rights of persons with disabilities in an interaction held at office… Read More Disability Delegations appreciates new enactment of J&K Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2018 approved by SAC

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Twelve-day awareness campaign launched in Jaipur

In Jaipur, Disha Foundation, started the signature campaign to kick off the observance of twelve days long International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on November 20 with the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” The signature campaign, through a van visiting various schools and colleges, is meant to spread ‘awareness… Read More International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Twelve-day awareness campaign launched in Jaipur