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Disabled children victims of violence

13th July 2012

Research published in The Lancet has revealed that disabled children are three to four times more likely to be victims of violence than their able bodied peers.

A quarter of the one in 20 children globally who have some form of disability are likely to experience violence at some point in their lives. The findings emerged after researchers looked at studies published over the past 20 years on the prevalence of violence against disabled children in the UK, US, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Israel.

 

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Article Information

Title: Disabled children victims of violence
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22340
Date Added: 13th Jul 2012

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