Gender-based Violence & Disability

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Refugee women and girls with disabilities are at higher risk of violence due to misconceptions, negative attitudes and social exclusion. Sexual violence against women and girls with mental and intellectual disabilities is often unnoticed until they become pregnant.

Inviting persons with disabilities to participate in activities along with their peers breaks down stereotypes and helps build self-confidence. We recognize both their capacities and contributions.

We are committed to promoting inclusion of refugees with disabilities and to programs that help them lead full lives and to make meaningful contributions to their communities