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Indian Matrimonial and Employment Website for Disabled Launched in Delhi

Author: Jince Michael Mathew

Published: 2011-05-22

Synopsis:

A new online Indian matrimonial dating and disability employment network website dedicated to Disabled people in India.

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New Exclusive Matrimonial and Employment Network Website for Disabled Launched in Delhi, India.

Jeyem Foundation, a Delhi based charitable trust has launched a new web-portal for the differently abled in India.

The portal have three components:

1) matrimonial

2) employment

3) social networking

The portal names www.ablepartners.org is part of the efforts of Jeyem Foundation to mainstream the people with disabilities. The completed portal would be dedicated to the public on the occasion of the World Disability Day which is observed in December 2011.

According to the Census 2001, there are 2.19 crore, ( Editor : A crore is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to ten million (10,000,000), or 100 lakhs. It is widely used in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan), persons with disabilities in India who constitute 2.13 percent of the total population. This includes persons with visual, hearing, speech, loco motor and mental disabilities. Seventy five per cent of persons with disabilities live in rural areas, 49 per cent of disabled population is literate and only 34 per cent are employed. The earlier emphasis on medical rehabilitation has now been replaced by an emphasis on social rehabilitation. There has been an increasing recognition of abilities of persons with disabilities and emphasis on mainstreaming them in the society based on their capabilities.

Choices are limited for the physically disabled wanting to get married. A recent survey shows that 59% women and 48% men refuse to marry anyone with a physical disability. About 34% women and 37% men said it depended on the situation and extent of the disability. Only 7% women and 15% men and said that they would marry someone with physical disability. (Time of India, May11, 2011).

It is in this background that Jeyem Foundation has initiated the project, which has the following objectives:

Proposed Activities in 2011:

Time lines and Targets

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