Introduction

Disability perspective training for BMC staff with CEHAT

Disability perspective training for BMC staff with CEHAT

participants sitting around a u-shaped table while the trainer speaks

August 2019

CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes), a Mumbai-based organisation, invited founder, director, Nidhi Goyal, to conduct training on the healthcare, sexual and reproductive rights and social autonomy of women and girls with disabilities. The participants in the training were BMC senior cadre nursing staff, called sisters in charge as well as matrons.

Nidhi's session was part of a two-day workshop that aimed to develop an understanding on sexual and reproductive health care with a human rights perspective among the staff. The aim was to create an understanding on sexuality, psycho-social disabilities, physical disabilities, caste, religion, sex work and health rights of each of these constituencies and how to operationalise health care.