Assaulted and Shunned, India’s Women with Disabilities May Never Get Their #MeToo Moment
April 4, 2018
(Quartz) – Survivors of sexual assault in India rarely get the justice they deserve—and it is all the more difficult for women and girls with disabilities. They routinely struggle with reporting abuse and getting appropriate medical care, besides navigating the country’s courts, an April 03 report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The report is based on investigations into 17 cases of rape and gangrape of women and children with disabilities in eight Indian states: Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal. HRW interviewed around 111 people, including survivors, family members, lawyers, the police, and activists.