1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative,
social, educational and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, both
within and outside the home, from all forms of exploitation, violence and
abuse, including their gender-based aspects.
2. States Parties shall also take all appropriate measures to prevent all
forms of exploitation, violence and abuse by ensuring, inter alia, appropriate
forms of gender- and age-sensitive assistance and support for persons with
disabilities and their families and caregivers, including through the provision
of information and education on how to avoid, recognize and report instances
of exploitation, violence and abuse. States Parties shall ensure that protection
services are age-, gender- and disability-sensitive.
3. In order to prevent the occurrence of all forms of exploitation, violence
and abuse, States Parties shall ensure that all facilities and programmes
designed to serve persons with disabilities are effectively monitored by
4. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to promote the
physical, cognitive and psychological recovery, rehabilitation and social
reintegration of persons with disabilities who become victims of any form of
exploitation, violence or abuse, including through the provision of protection
services. Such recovery and reintegration shall take place in an environment
that fosters the health, welfare, self-respect, dignity and a...