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Survey highlights violence against intellectually disabled women

15/05/14 - Norman Hermant, ABC News

Survey highlights violence against intellectually disabled women as National Research Organisation for Women's Safety opens

High rates of violence against women with disabilities has been highlighted in a new survey, as a new institute to combat abuse is launched in Canberra.

 

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety is funded by the Commonwealth along with the states and territories and will streamline research into violence against women.

 

Its unveiling follows the release of a comprehensive survey of a problem advocates say has long been in the shadows: the high rates of violence and sexual abuse suffered by women with disabilities.

 

Read the full story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-16/survey-highlights-violence-against-intellectually-disabled-women/5456416.