Women, Disability and Domestic Violence
At a time when the world is coming to grips with the #metoo movement and re-evaluating responses to sexual violence and harassment, women with a disability are among the most vulnerable.
The statistics are shocking: women with a disability are 40 per cent more likely to experience domestic violence than women who don’t have a disability, and an estimated nine out of ten women with an intellectual disability have been sexually abused.
Sue Salthouse is a long time disability advocate, ambassador for Our Watch and chair of Women with Disabilities ACT, and Fiona May is the CEO of ADACAS, the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service.
They discuss the particular challenges of combating violence against some of the most vulnerable women in our society.
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