Sexuality and disability in India | Rupsa Mallik | TEDxBangalore

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How does disability affect the sex life of a person in India ? Can the two somehow learn to coexist in a nation of a billion people ? These are the questions that Rupsa Mallik has to tackle with through her work at CREA.

Rupsa Mallik is Director, Programs and Innovation at CREA. She is responsible for developing and implementing CREA's strategic initiatives and programmes in India and South Asia region, and at the global level. Over a decade and a half, Rupsa has been engaged in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equity and justice in various capacities. This includes grant-making with the National Foundation for India; legislative and policy advocacy with the Centre for Health and Gender Equity in the US; and strengthening sexual and reproductive health, including abortion service delivery, in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan at the South Asia RĂ©gional Office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Rupsa holds a Masters degree in Women and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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