The voice of the voiceless: socially marginalized youth

Posted on

Youthvoiceblog

Many young people in developing countries are subject to social stigmatization, they are excluded from institutions, for instance: schools, youth clubs, associations… These youth-whom we refer to as “socially marginalized”-are young people with disabilities who are among the poorest of the world’s youth.

The United Nations, Division for Social Policy and Development estimates that there are between 180 and 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide, and nearly 80% of them are in developing countries.

These young people are more subject to poverty, lack of education and job skills comparing to the other young peers. In addition, socially marginalized youth are often seen as a catastrophic obstacle by their communities and families. In many developing countries, there are certain traditional dogmas defining the causes of disability as curses resulted in the children and their parents being shunned. Consequently, families tend to ignore the needs of their children; this ignorance is shown…

View original post 637 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s