Key findings on the evidence from research studies on violence against
women with disabilities (WDD) and evidence from interventions to prevent
violence are presented. They include:
- WWD are at increased risk for GBV due to the intersection of gender
bias and disability stigma and discrimination.
- In order to develop appropriate responses and interventions to prevent
violence and protect women with disabilities, we need to know the risk
factors and context respond to them accordingly.
- Some violence and abuse prevention interventions for women with
disabilities (WWD) have been developed.
- None of these prevention interventions demonstrate a decreased
incidence of violence, and many lack rigorous planning, implementation
- There is only 1 published systematic review of the prevalence of
violence against adults with disabilities – but does not include
gender-based violence against women
- Much more research and innovation is needed to develop effective
approaches to recognise and prevent violence against WWD, especially
in low and middle income settings.
Van Der Heijden, I. What works to prevent violence against women with disabilities. Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa (2014) 10 pp.
What works to prevent violence against women with disabilities