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Fall 2023


This paper examines and critiques current sexual violence against disabled individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa by evaluating the social and cultural stigma present that perpetuates cycles of vulnerabilities. Currently, women and girls with disabilities are disproportionally at risk for sexual violence as economic, cultural, and political structures in many Sub-Saharan African countries fail to recognize and adequately protect those with disabilities. Incorporating evidence from journals, books, reviews, and studies, this paper demonstrates the need for non-government and governments actors to recognize the need to provide protection and trauma-informed care for disabled individuals.


Course: GBS 480, Global Studies Senior Seminar (Dr. Kevin Johnson)