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Survey finds disabled women doubly disadvantaged

A pioneering study on women with disabilities, conducted in five eastern Indian states, finds that disabled women, besides lacking education and employment opportunities, are completely ignorant about their legal rights


Disabled children five times more likely to remain out of school than SC/ST children: WB report

Only 1% of funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are spent on inclusive education; employment of people with disability fell from 43% in 1991 to 38% in 2002 despite strong economic growth; and negative attitudes towards the disabled persist. These are some of the findings of a new World Bank report on disability in India


Taj Mahal becomes disabled-friendly

People with disability will now be able to take a closer, more intimate look at the magnificent monument to love thanks to the construction of nine ramps at various points in the complex


Court raps Maharashtra for failure to fill disabled job quota

The Bombay High Court orders the freezing of recruitment for Maharashtra state government jobs until the backlog of vacant posts earmarked for the disabled is filled


Govt promises inclusive education for disabled children

In keeping with demands for a more inclusive system of education in India, the government promises to include disabled children in all its educational programmes


The 'special children' trap

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently announced that positions in the Indian bureaucracy would be open to the disabled, a move that won many plaudits. Yet, writes Neera Kuckreja Sohoni, barriers persist in preventing variously challenged people from accessing education and other services


Ministry reports neglect the disabled: shadow report

According to a shadow report on disability, released recently, the office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disability has been vacant for over nine months


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