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27 Feb 2017 - New Delhi - INDIA.<br />
Bhuira Chaudhry comes from a small interior village called Posera of Pipariya block of Hoshangabad district. Being 17 years old she won silver medal winner at 5th National Blind and Deaf Judo Competition 2017 at Gurugram. <br />
She is school drop out after 5th standard due to familyÕs economic conditions. She aspires to be an entrepreneur. <br />
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She says - ÒWomen can defend themselves in any situation just like me and they can also get some livelihood if chosen as career.Ó<br />
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Women and girls with disabilities are at a much higher risk of violence and abuse than their peers. Recently in the news there have been cases of young visually impaired girls being raped and sexually abused in India. <br />
As part of empowering and developing the skills of young visually impaired girls, Sightsavers is piloting an adolescent health programme to enable them to respond to real life situations in positive and responsive ways. As part of this Sightsavers is training visually impaired girls in self-defence. Many of the girls, who come from economically underprivileged backgrounds, have gone on to win medals in the National Blind and Deaf Judo Championships and a few want to go on to teach other girls with disabilities in the arts of self-defence. <br />
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(Subhash Sharma for Sightsavers) Sightsavers - Visually Impaired Girls Learn Self Defense Skills.
27 Feb 2017 - New Delhi - INDIA.
Bhuira Chaudhry comes from a small interior village called Posera of Pipariya block of Hoshangabad district. Being 17 years old she won silver medal winner at 5th National Blind and Deaf Judo Competition 2017 at Gurugram.
She is school drop out after 5th standard due to familyÕs economic conditions. She aspires to be an entrepreneur.

She says - ÒWomen can defend themselves in any situation just like me and they can also...
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