Prejudice against people with disabilities is a belief that people with physical or mental impairments are inferior. People with disabilities face significant physical and social barriers to full participation in society. Lack of access to public transport and other basic services are common experiences, as well as entrenched prejudices that affect chances for employment, friendships and a full family life. Hate crimes against people with disabilities are often characterized by low level crime committed by people known to the victim such as petty theft or damage to mobility aids, escalating to very serious attacks involving torture and even murder.
States that report
Incidents were reported on these states
Overview of incidents reported by other sources
|Violent attacks against people||Threats||Attacks against property||Total|
|Date||Country||Type of incident||Source||Description|
|2019||Switzerland||Threats||Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism||Show info|
|2019||Poland||Violent attacks against people||"Never Again" Association||Show info|
|2019-02||United States of America||Attacks against property||Anti-Defamation League (ADL)||Show info|
|2019-03||Greece||Attacks against property||Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN)||Show info|
|2019-03||Italy||Violent attacks against people||Lunaria||Show info|
|2019-03||Ireland||Attacks against property||European Network Against Racism - Ireland||Show info|
|2019-04||Switzerland||Violent attacks against people||Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism||Show info|
|2019-04||Serbia||Violent attacks against people||OSCE Mission to Serbia||Show info|
|2019-04||Italy||Violent attacks against people||Lunaria||Show info|
|2019-07||Russian Federation||Violent attacks against people||"Coming Out" LGBT Group, Russian LGBT Network||Show info|
|2019-07||Italy||Violent attacks against people||Lunaria||Show info|
|2019-09||Spain||Violent attacks against people||Muslim Human Rights Association||Show info|
|2019-09||Germany||Violent attacks against people||Amadeu Antonio Foundation||Show info|
|2019-09||Germany||Violent attacks against people||Inssan||Show info|
|2019-10||Greece||Attacks against property||Greek Helsinki Monitor||Show info|
The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) published relevant recommendations in its "Report from the Thirty-seventh session: Compilation on Georgia."
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published relevant recommendations in its "Report on Awareness-raising under article 8 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."
The United Nations General Assembly published relevant recommendations in its resolution on "Inclusive development for and with persons with disabilities."