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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 )

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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


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Becca D (9)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 4:36 am
Thanks for sharing this interesting article

Antonio Amador (60)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 5:48 am
So unfair for those kids. Thank you for sharing

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 8:01 am
Noted, thanks.

Marian D (57)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 9:52 am
how sad

Cindy C (125)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 12:28 pm
Oh my god that is horrible and ignorant. I have two autistic sons and my goodness I am so lucky to be in the UK

Erin R (181)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 12:36 pm
Thank you for the post. How sad! :-(

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 5:43 pm
Thanks Naoko; sad but true, and not just in Senegal.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 6:43 pm
Poor children , most of them are so loveable and can learn simple tasks !!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:19 pm
Even with a disability - they are still human and we have to treat them humane.

Sanja T (154)
Monday August 16, 2010, 11:08 am
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