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Women, disability and violence : barriers to accessing justice. Key findings and future directions Janemaree Maher, Claire Spivakovsky, Jude McCulloch, Jasmin McGowan, Kara Beavis, Meredith Lea, Jess Cadwallader and Therese Sands

By: Maher, Janemaree.
Contributor(s): Spivakovsky, Claire | McCulloch, Jude | McGowan, Jasmin | Beavis, Kara | Lea, Meredith | Cadwallader, Jess | Sands, Therese.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: ANROWS Compass.Publisher: Sydney, NSW : ANROWS, 2018Description: electronic document (16 pages) ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-1-925372-76-2 (online).Subject(s): Monash University | People with Disabilities Australia | DISABLED PEOPLE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | JUSTICE | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online ANROWS Compass, 2018, 02/18Summary: Women with disability in Australia are recognised as facing significant challenges in accessing justice in relation to violence that they experience. Violence may include physical and sexual violence as well as other forms of abuse such as coercive control, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and physical and social isolation. In addition, violence may take particular forms such as withholding required medications or aids, limiting access to disability support services or mainstream service providers, and threats related to women’s mothering and care-giving roles. Key objectives from this report were to: Produce knowledge of the experiences of women with disability in terms of violence, especially sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and pathways and barriers to accessing support and justice responses to such violence. Produce the research in partnership with an organisation constituted and led by people with disability, (PWDA, on behalf of DPOA, which works with people with disability in regard to violence), in order to ensure the validity, efficacy and potential for meaningful application of the findings of the research project. (From the website). The final report, ANROWS Horizons, 02/18 (#5847) is also available. Record #5848
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ANROWS Compass, 2018, 02/18

Women with disability in Australia are recognised as facing significant challenges in accessing justice in relation to violence that they experience. Violence may include physical and sexual violence as well as other forms of abuse such as coercive control, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and physical and social isolation.

In addition, violence may take particular forms such as withholding required medications or aids, limiting access to disability support services or mainstream service providers, and threats related to women’s mothering and care-giving roles.

Key objectives from this report were to:

Produce knowledge of the experiences of women with disability in terms of violence, especially sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and pathways and barriers to accessing support and justice responses to such violence.
Produce the research in partnership with an organisation constituted and led by people with disability, (PWDA, on behalf of DPOA, which works with people with disability in regard to violence), in order to ensure the validity, efficacy and potential for meaningful application of the findings of the research project. (From the website). The final report, ANROWS Horizons, 02/18 (#5847) is also available. Record #5848