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New EU Fundamental Rights Agency report on violence against children with disabilities

Boys and girls with disabilities are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual violence, and neglect, than those without disabilities. They are also more likely to be less well protected.

There is a need to target children with disabilities explicitly in national child protection systems, as well as in relevant policies and actions. The report ‘Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the European Unionexamines the forms, causes and settings of violence against children with disabilities and suggests steps to tackle it.

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency will present the report during the European Commission’s Day of Persons with Disabilities conference which will take place on 7-8 December in Brussels. This year, the conference will focus on children and young people with disability.

More information is available at: http://fra.europa.eu/en/press-release/2015/protection-gaps-risk-exposing-children-disabilities-abuse 

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Annelisa Cotone
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2 December 2015

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