Growing Up With Disability in Ghana: Experiences and Perspectives

Show simple item record Moasun, F.Y. Sottie, C.A. 2020-03-03T11:05:27Z 2020-03-03T11:05:27Z 2014-06
dc.identifier.issn 0855-4730
dc.description Journal on Disability in Ghana en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the international conventions and national laws that exist to ensure the welfare of people living with disabilities, major issues of abuse and neglect continue to persist in Ghana. The paper looks at the challenges associated with growing up with disabilities in Ghana. It examines the factors that contribute to the maltreatment of children living with disabilities (CWDs), and the nature and effects of such maltreatment. In-depth interviews were held with children and adults with disabilities, community members and officials working with or on behalf of CWDs. The findings indicate that poverty, ignorance and societal perceptions, and the general inadequacy of facilities for the care of CWDs contribute to their abuse and neglect. The study recommends communitywide education on the causes of disability and the need for social workers to act to influence policy implementation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11;1
dc.subject Child abuse en_US
dc.subject Child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject Child neglect en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Growing Up With Disability in Ghana: Experiences and Perspectives en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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