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Fact of the week



7 in 15: The number of countries in which children with signs of disability experience statistically significantly harsher forms of discipline is 7 in 15

A World Fit For Children Goal: Ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including equal access to health, education and recreational services, by children with disabilities and children with special needs, ensure the recognition of their dignity, promote their self-reliance, and facilitate their active participation in the community. 

Parents of children who screen positive for disability were statistically significantly more likely to report hitting them on their face, head or ears or repeatedly and as hard as one could, in seven of the 15 countries with available data. 

Children with disabilities are particularly prone to discrimination from the very individuals and institutions with an obligation to protect them, including families, health and education services, and the State. 

Source: World MICS, 2005-2008  

Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/disability_progress.html




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