Tagged Under: Happenings

  • Word cloud in the shape of a ‘yes’ tick mark on the theme of transgender socio-economic inclusion – it includes words like ‘transgender’, ‘trans*’, ‘gender’, ‘woman’, ‘man’, ‘genderqueer’, ‘fluid’, ‘equity’, ‘economic’, ‘inclusion’, ‘court’ and ‘verdict’. Graphic credit: Pawan Dhall
    Happenings Mar '17

    Government banks can’t write off trans inclusion!

    By Pawan Dhall

    State Bank of India told to include ‘transgender’ option in its examination forms. Kolkata, March 16, 2017: After the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) in December last year, today the...

  • Happenings Dec '16

    Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 is a reality!

    By Disability rights organizations in India

    Persons with disabilities in India and organizations fighting to uphold their rights have gained a new legal recourse for equity and justice. Excerpts from a media release issued by All...

  • Happenings Dec '16

    Small step, big victory!

    By Pawan Dhall

    The West Bengal Administrative Tribunal directs WBPSC to include 'transgender' in its forms. Kolkata, December 5, 2016: Transgender rights received a strong morale booster in West Bengal today! Atri Kar, a...

  • Kolkata pride calls for laws that respect human rights

    By Kolkata Rainbow Pride Festival

    The 15th edition of the ‘Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk’ is planned for December 11, 2016 – exactly three years since the infamous Supreme Court of India verdict on Section 377,...

  • Quote: Ever since the Standing Committee submitted its recommendations in May 2015 on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, a phased countrywide campaign urged the government to clarify its stand with regard to the Bill and recommendations made by the Standing Committee . It is welcome that the government is introducing amendments that address some of the major concerns disability rights organisations had with regard to certain provisions in the Bill.
    Happenings Dec '16

    Disability rights milestone in India!

    By Disability rights organizations in India

    A sustained campaign by several disability rights activists and organizations across India has forced the government to bring amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 Delhi, December...

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