The stories of 'snake children': killing and abuse of children with developmental disabilities in West Africa.

  • Mojdeh Bayat
  • Published 2015 in
    Journal of intellectual disability research…

Abstract

BACKGROUND Killing and abuse of children with disabilities are covert phenomena, occurring in some developing regions, such as in some African countries. Similar to the practice of ritual killing of spirit children in Ghana, the phenomenon of the snake child in Cote d'Ivoire (known as Ivory Coast), is the ritual abandonment or killing of children with… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12118

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@article{Bayat2015TheSO, title={The stories of 'snake children': killing and abuse of children with developmental disabilities in West Africa.}, author={Mojdeh Bayat}, journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR}, year={2015}, volume={59 1}, pages={1-10} }