These stories come from a pilot project that lasted only nine months. The pilot was meant to get Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) organisations thinking about the safety and protection of girls and boys with disabilities in the communities where they work.
Through interviews, it was found that all intervention areas of the pilot are meaningful. In less than a year, first steps have been taken to increase the safety of girls and boys with disabilities in their communities. All those interviewed, whether children, parents or professionals, indicated there is a need to address the safety of girls and boys with disabilities. To end violence against girls and boys with disabilities, child protection has to become an integral part of the CBR approach.
Author: Light for the World, Vision Community Based Rehabilitation Association
Year of Publication: 2019