Virali Modi was travelling on a train in India when she was sexually assaulted by a man helping to lift her from her wheelchair to the carriage.
She’s gone on to successfully campaign for more accessible public transport.
Along with her activism, the model also was one of the runners-up in India’s Miss Wheelchair pageant.
You can watch the 100 Women Challenge: Safer Streets on BBC World News on Saturday 2 December at 17:10 and 22:10 GMT and Sunday 3 December at 04:10 and 10:10 GMT. It will also be on BBC iPlayer from Sunday 3 December for 30 days.
Produced by Kinjal Pandya-Wagh and Georgina Pearce, filmed by Jaltson AC.