Coen Welsh | Sep 20, 2017 | 0
Disabled children need special support
The video highlights measures and manners that strengthen matters relating to protection, respect, promotion and ensuring the rights of children with disabilities.
The show was part of the Day of the African Child Celebrations. This year the day focused on the plight of an estimated 40 million children with disabilities across the African continent.
During the open-talk discussions, residents of rural Windhoek confirmed that children or youth with disabilities are especially vulnerable due to social and structural discrimination, stigmatisation, neglect, abuse, violence, torture, degrading treatment, exploitation and exclusion from the society.
They pointed out that despite positive social attitudes towards these children, there is need to initiate networking, capacity building and meaningful consultation to help physically challenged youth or children.