Disability, childhood experiences of violence and associated health outcomes in refugee settlements in Uganda

31st March 2024

In Uganda's refugee settings, the prevalence of childhood violence is higher among children and youth with disabilities compared to those without disabilities.

Females with disabilities and who had experienced childhood violence were considerably more susceptible to negative health outcomes.

These findings underscore the need for targeted child protection and response interventions to address the vulnerabilities of children and youth, and particularly for those with disabilities and female children.

Child protection and practice journal