Arab Region Launch of the Global Campaign for the Good Treatment of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents with Disabilities
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. Children with intellectual disabilities are 4.6 times more likely to be victims of sexual violence than children without disabilities. 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, ESCWA, in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile in Lebanon, UNICEF and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights hosted the Arab Region Launch of the Global Campaign for “The Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with Disabilities in the World” of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes.