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webinar invite-Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement: Women with Disabilities End the Silence

Rising Flame

As part of our 16 Days Campaign to end violence against women with disabilities , ‘From the Shadows to the Center’, we would like to invite you for our webinar, ‘Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement: Women with Disabilities End the Silence, on Monday, 7th December 2020 at 6 pm IST.

Globally, 19.2 percent of women live with a disability. They are 2 to 3 times more vulnerable to abuse, harassment and violence. Yet they remain invisible, unheard, or in the shadows. This webinar is a part of our attempt to center narratives of women with disabilities, to spotlight the sexual harassment experienced by them, the difficulties they face in speaking up and the legal frameworks available. The attempt will also be to help us build systems and safeguards to ensure a safe and dignified environment for women with disabilities within work spaces.

Join us for this webinar where Rising Flame’s founder and executive director Nidhi Goyal will be in conversation with eminent panelists- Vrinda Grover, Amba Salelkar, and Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee- all lawyers, researchers and human rights professionals.

About the Panelists:

Vrinda Grover

Vrinda Grover is a lawyer, researcher and human rights activist based in New Delhi, India. She actively engages with the women’s rights and human rights movements. As a lawyer she specialises in constitutional law, criminal law and human rights and has appeared in landmark cases representing victims and survivors of, sexual violence, communal conflict, extra-judicial executions, sexual minorities, human rights defenders and media practitioners.

Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee

Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee is a researcher and a lawyer. Shikha’s research and writing takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective in understanding labour markets, migration, and variegated citizenship. Shikha’s focus on female labor migration for employment in garment, domestic, and other work sectors provides a prism for understanding interactions between gendered social governance and legal, financial, and political regimes.

Amba Salelkar

Amba Salelkar is a lawyer focused on rights of persons with disabilities and capacity building of disabled peoples organizations. Since August 2020, she has been working with the International Disability Alliance as the Bridge CRPD SDGs Officer at the Capacity Building Unit. She is also the co-founder of Paarvai Advisors which supports organizations in compliance with legal provisions around the preservation of diverse and inclusive workspaces. She is based in

Please note:

The webinar will be in English
Live captioning and Indian Sign Language will be available
Prior registration is mandatory
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Join us in building a better and a safer world for women with disabilities.


Nidhi Goyal
Founder and executive director, Rising Flame
A National award winning nonprofit organisation
Twitter: @RisingFlameNow
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Event Starts: 
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:50
Event Ends: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:50
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Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:45

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