The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
There was a recent report in The Lancet stating that 1 in 4 disabled children are the victims of abuse. This report was based on 20 years of data from 17 studies (from 1990 to 2010) and involving more than 18000 children.
The authors of the report sadly added that the sitution is possibly even worse than their data shows.
“The results of this review prove that children with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable to violence, and their needs have been neglected for far too long,” said Etienne Krug, director of the World Health Organization’s Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability.
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