People with disabilities have the same zeal and appreciation for life as the rest of us do. But they often get shunned, doubted, mocked and insulted. Access to public places and buildings is restricted and doors are closed for schooling and employment. India does not appear to be mature enough and understanding enough to recognise people with disabilities for what they are — people.
Have you ever found yourself thinking about the ways in which you can make a difference in a child’s life?
In India we are not comfortable talking to children about sex and sexuality.
They are not comfortable telling us about sexual abuse.In this film a boy struggles to tell his parents about sexual abuse by his uncle.
Break The Silence – As many as 53 per cent, or one in every two children, are victims of child sexual abuse, which often happens at the hands of a trusted person, within the home. Parents must be vigilant and sensitive to their children’s signals; and a robust and specific law against child sexual abuse is needed.
Hymenoplasty is the procedure to restore the torn hymen intactness of which is presumed to be sign of virginity. Hymenoplasty for torn hymen is carried out not only for the sake of cultural and religious traditions but also for the social status and interpersonal relationships.
Gender sensitizing “is about changing behavior and instilling empathy into the views that we hold about our own and the other gender.” It helps people in “examining their personal attitudes and beliefs and questioning the ‘realities’ they thought they know.”
There is a whole group of people whose very existence is treated as a crime. They are those with alternative sexualities—lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT). We invited experts and some people from these communities to tell us how inspite of everything they continue to live life on their own terms and why we must all learn to love and respect people with diverse sexualities.