Stop the violence now!
Women with disabilities experience violence at significantly higher rates than women without disabilities, more frequently, for longer, in more ways, and by more perpetrators; they have considerably fewer pathways to safety, and are less likely to report experiences of violence. This is especially true for women with intellectual disabilities, above all if they live in long-stay residential institutions.
Study on violence against women with intellectual disabilities
The “Life after Violence“ report is available in regular version in English.
Easy-to-read version in:
- Croatian (produced by Udruza za samozastupanje)
- Italian (produced by Anffas)
- Lithuanian (produced by Viltis)
- Romanian (produced by Ceva de spus)
Learn more about the subject:
- Recording of seminar organised with EDF in November 2020.
Easy-to-read version of the Istanbul Convention (.pdf), an agreement to stop violence against women in Europe.
Read our articles:
- About the launch of the report in the European Parliament: “My biggest fear is that I will be put back into an institution”
- Interview with self-advocate Elisabeta Moldovan: “There were staff members who sexually abused residents”
- Interview with researcher Juultje Holla
- Article about successful deinstitutionalisation: “When people meet Julia now, they see someone who is awake and intensely enjoying life”
See all articles about life after violence, about institutions and about violence against women.
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