Jammu, Jan. 24 -- Lalita Panicker

Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times,

must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could

use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about

the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened the focus on the vulnerabilities faced by many

sections of the population, especially women. But among these groups, women living with

disabilities - there are 11.8 million in India - face a particularly challenging situation. Two

civil society organisations, Rising Flame and Sightsavers, undertook a study of w...