Protect us! Inclusion of children with disabilities in child protection
a. Girls and boys with disabilities experience extremely high levels of violence compared to children without disabilities.
b. Girls and boys with different types of impairments are vulnerable to many forms of violence, but violence is most noticeable for children with intellectual impairments and communication difficulties. In addition, girls with disabilities were more likely to report emotional and sexual violence than girls without disabilities.
c. Children with disabilities find it difficult to access community-based child protection mechanisms, due to a range of barriers including environmental barriers, social barriers and institutional barriers.