Disabled Women Twice as Likely to Face Violence

Australian females with a disability are twice as likely to experience violence than other women.

In many cases powerless to do anything to protect themselves, their experiences of violence will last over a longer period of time and will result in more severe injuries.

The issue will be discussed at a national symposium at the Human Rights Commission in Sydney today.

Guest: Dr Leanne Dowse, Lead researcher, ‘Stop the Violence’ Project, UNSW

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Topics:
Health, Mental Health, Medical, Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Presenter: Fran Kelly

Source:
ABC Radio National Breakfast

Date published:
Fri 25th Oct, 2013