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SENEGAL: Children With Disability - When Stigma Means Abandonment
Society & Culture  (tags: children, women, family, mentally disabled, stigma, hide, neurological disorder, abandonment, Senegal, WHO, mental health, punishment, education, humanrights, misunderstood, curse, society, abuse )

Naoko
- 1787 days ago - irinnews.org
In Senegal many women refuse to take mentally disabled children on public transport; families hide children with mental or neurological disorders, and some parents disown them outright. Such is the stigma of having a child with these widely misunderstood
Young South African Woman's AIDS Diary Touched Millions of Radio Listeners
Society & Culture  (tags: South Africa, Society, health, disease, illness, AIDS/HIV, stigma, death )

Dee
- 2211 days ago - online.wsj.com
Rising from a shack in a South African shantytown, Thembi Ngubane mined a personal tragedy to become an international advocate for people with HIV and AIDS.
   

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