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Arab Region Launch of the Global Campaign for the Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with Disabilities in the World
07/03/2019

 

 

“Children with disabilities are among the most likely to be left behind and the least likely to be heard. I urge States to empower them through inclusive education UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet discussing the rights of Child at the Human Rights Council 40..

Children with disabilities have a greater risk of experiencing violence than their peers without disabilities: they are 3.7 times more likely to suffer from combined forms of violence, 3.6 times more likely to be victims of physical violence and 2.9 times more likely to suffer sexual violence.

The Global Campaign on the “10 Principles for my protection, well-being and development as a girl, boy or adolescent with disabilities” emphasize the most important milestones needed to protect the rights of children and youth with disabilities.

In this context, the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the MENA region organized along with ESCWA, UNICEF and the Embassy of Chile, the launch of the “Global Campaign for the Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with disabilities in the World. The launch took place on March 7 2019 at the UN House, Beirut in the presence of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes and the Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Mr. Richard Kouyoumjian.

 

Arab region launch of the Global Campaign r the Good Treatment of girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities in the world.

Arab region launch of the Global Campaign r the Good Treatment of girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities in the world.

Arab region launch of the Global Campaign r the Good Treatment of girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities in the world.Arab region launch of the Global Campaign r the Good Treatment of girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities in the world.
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