Anita Ravindra, a Mysore school teacher with multiple disabilities faced sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of two male colleagues and the school principal for three years before she decided to file a complaint.To her dismay, no action was taken despite Ravindra complaining to authorities such as: Sexual Harassment Complaints Committee, Women & Child Welfare Commission, Chairperson of the Women’s Cell in her school, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Karnataka and the National Council of Educational Research and Training.“The High Court of Karnataka ordered the committee to consider the complaint of Mrs.

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We expect disciplines as diverse as architecture, arts, psychology, political theory, economy, gender and minority studies, public health, theology and history. DSi N wants to create a welcoming space within Hotel Casa with creative and inspiring workshops, with knowledge through text, image, voice, music, danse, film and meeting. Interpreting services are available in Dutch Sign Language (NGT) and speech to text writers / captioning services in English.

People with and without disabilities and their allies will participate. See the tab 'Accessibility' for more information about accessibility issues.

Sitting in a wheelchair doesn't necessarily scream 'tall, dark and handsome' does it?

I am not a very social person, so I tend to rely on my conversational skills to make friends, finding common ground in politics, music, movies or television shows.

Anita.”, said Jayna Kothari, a Disability Rights lawyer who fought her case.

This case highlights the need to educate stakeholders across education institutes and committees and employers in both the public & private sector about women with disabilities being particularly vulnerable to violence.

In a world that is increasingly divided along different lines, varying from socio-economic to bodily differences, the ‘art of belonging’ is of utmost importance.

How and why do people practice the art of belonging in different places of the world, how are these practices informed by the past and which practices are future-proof?

We hope you will enjoy this international conference, meet your colleagues and make new connections.

You will also be able to experience the beautiful capital of the Netherlands with its magnificent canals and impressive architecture! For planning purposes, please note the following: Deadline early registration fee: October 2, 2017 Regular fee: October 3 - November 3, 2017 Late fee: November 4,2017 and later Preconference workshops: November 29 and November 30, 2017 Conference: November 30 - December 2, 2017 Disability Studies in the Netherlands (DSi N) and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam invite you to submit your abstract for the 3rd International Disability Studies Conference ‘The Art of Belonging’.

Dating, for all intents and purposes is the art of self promotion.