The Hiding of Sexual Assault Against Females with Disabilities

Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service

(Ghana, Africa) Maame Asaabea (not her real name) is a 28-year-old physically disabled mother of twins, who was once sexually abused at her hometown. She recounts how men in her circles assumed that because she is disabled, she may not be attractive enough to be proposed to. ‚ÄúSome of the men think I need sex, […]

Nigeria Government Struggling with Discrimination Against Persons Living with Disabilities

(Nigeria, Africa) The CBM Global Disability Inclusion has tasked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to quicken steps to end all forms of violence and discrimination against Persons Living With Disabilities PLWDs in the country. The government is also a signatory to some of the goals and commitment aimed towards the promotion of the rights […]