SENEGAL: Children with disability – when stigma means abandonment

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SENEGAL: Children with disability – when stigma means abandonment

DAKAR Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (IRIN) – 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 illnesses.

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