Are you disabled and abused? There is help. Thousands of adults with disabilities suffer abuse in one way or another. Sexual assault is the biggest catalyst sadly. Even more disturbing is that there are children who suffer the most.
Girls in particular are being molested by older men in their village and they do not report these crimes out of fear of losing the roof over their heads or being assaulted even more.
It is a shocking thing to know that the sexual assault on young girls who are disabled is so high. This is a stomach churning reality and we as a community need to do something about it through education and awareness.
The reality is that sexual assault against people with disabilities is severe and they never report the crime. Woman are twice as likely to be abused by their partner, family member, stranger or caregiver.
Abuse comes in the following forms:
- Destroying mobility devices, such as walkers or wheelchairs
- Denying medical care
- Forcing medication on a person against their will
- Leaving a disabled person to lie in their own urine and faeces
- Denying meals
- Touching a disabled persons private parts without their permission
If you or anyone you know is being abused, report it to the police immediately or someone that you trust such as a church or neighbor.