Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Disability, Gender Violence and the Law

What are the laws that affect the lives of women with disabilities? How different are Indian laws from those prescribed by the UN? What are the challenges faced by women with disabilities in accessing these laws? These are just some of the questions addressed in ‘Disability, Gender Violence and the Law’, a video resource produced by Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability, Law and Policy, Vidya Sagar and Prajnya Trust as part of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence. The film, intended to be used as a teaching aid by anyone who wishes to, is up on YouTube.

Made by Jyothi Kumar and Ramesh B, the film features lawyer Amba Salelkar from Inclusive Planet and Smitha Sadasivan, who works with Vidya Sagar. The focus of the film is to be a go-to resource on gender violence and disability.

About Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability, Law and Policy:
Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability and Policy works with various stakeholders to try and ensure that India is fully compliant with its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Centre aims to achieve this objective by research, intervention with the Government and collaboration with stakeholders in the disability sector, policy makers and researchers.

About Vidya Sagar:Vidya Sagar is a voluntary organization based in Chennai that works with children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other neurological disabilities, their families and the communities they live in. Vidya Sagar has pioneered parent training programs that are suited to Indian conditions and today at any given time through work reaches out to over 3,500 families who have children with special needs.

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