Disabled Women Twice As Likely To Be Violently Abused

October 25, 2013 Barrier Free Living Current Events, Domestic Violence 0 Comments

ABCRadio National reports that: A shocking new report conducted by the University of New South Wales has revealed that violent experiences faced by disabled women are not only more common, but will last longer and result in more severe injuries.

Dr Leanne Dowse, lead researcher of the ‘Stop the Violence’ project, says a survey conducted as part of the research shows that service providers across the disability, justice and mental health sectors were able to identify that at least a quarter of women who presented to them had experienced violence in the last 12 months.

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