Experiences of violence and access to child protection among children with disabilities



Author: Admin Eline
Resource Type: Audios
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http://https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5604937/

There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence–including formal government systems and more informal programmes and activities run by local communities or NGOs–are slowly becoming operationalised in low- and- middle-income countries, little is known about whether existing mechanisms are disability-inclusive. The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of children with disabilities’ experiences of violence and their access to available child protection mechanisms in low resource settings.


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