Violence against women and girls with disabilities – Annual Day on the Human Rights of Women

This statement is delivered on behalf of Save the Children, Plan International and Defence for Children International, International Disability Alliance and Child Rights Connect.

Girls with disabilities are subject to severe and unique intersectional discrimination due to the combined effects of age, gender, disability and other factors. As a result, they face a higher risk of neglect, gender-based violence and harmful practices, including not being registered at birth, infanticide, child, early and forced marriage, forced sterilisation, social exclusion, abandonment, institutionalisation, abuse, including sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

 Read the joint statement by clicking here.

 

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