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Bangladesh: Half of disabled children are sexually abused

Posted 11/7-10 at 21.50

A study by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) and Save the Children Sweden-Denmark has found that about half of all disabled children in the country experienced sexual abuse.

According to Selina Ahmed, director of child protection, Save the Children Sweden-Denmark, "Disabled children are exposed to a higher risk of sexual harassment or rape because they cannot protect themselves,"

The study says the vast majority of the offenders are men and include close relatives. Most escape punishment because children are not believed.




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