UN Secretary General Ban steps up to push equal access for those with disability

UN Secretary General Ban steps up to push equal access for those with disability

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Highlighting the need to guarantee disabled people equal access to services and opportunities worldwide, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a new global push aimed at “creating societies that value diversity and inclusion.” In his message marking International Day of Persons with […]

World Health Organization says disabled children more likely to face violence

World Health Organization says disabled children more likely to face violence

Lisa Schlein – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) GENEVA, Switzerland: A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds children with disabilities are almost four times more likely to experience violence as non-disabled children.  The study says disabled children are far more prone to physical and sexual violence, to humiliation and neglect than are able-bodied children. The WHO estimates […]