Research Study and Background Brief for UNESCO
1 in 20 children are living with disabilities, and around the world, evidence suggests that they are far more vulnerable to violence than their non-disabled peers. UNESCO commissioned a study to review what is known about violence at school against students with disabilities.
Research Study and Background Brief for UNFPA
Globally, an estimated 180 to 200 million persons with disabilities are between the ages of 10 and 24. They are more likely to live in poverty and be vulnerable to violence, and less likely to attend school or receive comprehensive sex education. To increase the visibility of young persons with disabilities to policymakers and advocates, the UNFPA commissioned a global study on the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and the realization of their sexual and reproductive health and rights.