Ashif Shaikh is the Director, Jan Sahas & Member of Central Monitoring Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Committee is monitoring the Manual Scavenging Prohibition Law, 2013. The views expressed are his own.
#GenderAnd: At the heart of insensitivity of doctors is the lack of medical training. The MBBS courses in India do not educate students on laws related to rape, sexual assault and other gender issues.
#GenderAnd: Families have a critical role to play in a rape survivor’s recovery, and they too need support to cope with the trauma
#GenderAnd: The law against manual scavenging can be successfully implemented if the State accepts that the practise of manual scavenging exists.