Addressing sexual health and rights of women with disabilities

Adolescent girls and young women have emerged as a priority group – especially when it comes to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Exacerbated by gender inequalities, power imbalances and gender-restrictive norms, they face stigma and discrimination increasing their vulnerability and risk to a number of sexual and reproductive health […]

Greater risk of abuse for children with disabilities

Among the range of rights violations that children with disabilities have to endure, abuse ranks as the vilest. Their physical and emotional abuse and neglect, alongside sexual exploitation, including rape, should be of prime concern for all South Africans. In fact, children with disabilities are three times more likely to […]