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Can We Talk About Periods and Disability? Why Menstruation is more Challenging for Women with Special Needs

Even though menstruation is a naturally occurring physiological phenomenon, it is still considered a taboo topic in India. Unfortunately, menstrual hygiene management becomes all the more difficult for women with disabilities, especially those living in poverty. According to WHO, disability is not just a health problem, it also includes the stigmas and barriers that society puts on people with impairments by not recognizing their needs and subjecting them to discrimination [1]. Due to the stigma …

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Education in the times of Lockdown and the Challenges for Students with Disabilities

Education in the times of Lockdown and the Challenges for Students with Disabilities The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our education system in an unforeseen way. Children from the rural areas suffered most in terms of their education during this period, owing to a variety of reasons ranging from unavailability of resource materials and proper internet connection to dropping out of schools to support the financial burden on their family. In this blog we focus on …

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