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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 )

- 3233 days ago -
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
Osterville Woman Rescues Abandoned Cats -
Society & Culture  (tags: protection, rescues, abuse, feral colonies, cats, abandonment, animalwelfare )

- 3574 days ago -
When Deb Doe of Osterville was growing up in Pennsylvania, her mother frequently brought home abandoned bunnies and birds and nursed them back to health. "I later went to nursing school, and along the way, little animal situations kept coming
UPDATE: Toddler Dumped By Dad.
Society & Culture  (tags: child, crime, law, police, abandonment )

- 4294 days ago -
The man who took the girl to Southern Cross station in the city and left her there on Saturday was her father. He then went to the airport and got on a plane to the US, Inspector Brad Shallies said today
Arrest May Put End to Mystery of Town's Abandoned Babies
Society & Culture  (tags: woman, children, child, abandonment, murder, babies, child neglect, law, family, crime )

- 4339 days ago -
OROSI, California (AP) -- Griselda Aranzacu was puzzled when she noticed her slender neighbor developing a bulging tummy that would repeatedly appear and vanish. She suspected Nancy Ortiz was pregnant after Ortiz visited her home last summer, but didn't

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