Project to protect children with disabilities launched

Handicap International has launched a project dubbed “Ubuntu Care Project” that aims at confronting sexual violence against children with disabilities.

Handicap International has launched a project dubbed “Ubuntu Care Project” that aims at confronting sexual violence against children with disabilities.

The project, launched today in Kigali, is a response to a research conducted in 2010 in Burundi, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania which shows that children with disabilities are four times sexually violated compared to ones with no disabilities.

 

The three-year project which is supposed to operate in Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya aims at addressing the root causes and to mitigate the consequences of violence against children especially those with disabilities.

 

Sofia Hedjam, Regional coordinator of the project said they will focus on empowering children as actors in their own protection, empowering communities and families to better protect children especially those with disabilities among others.

 

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