This set of papers present the findings and recommendations of the 'Voices Against Violence' research project, which investigated the circumstances of women with disabilities who have experienced violence in Victoria. It explored the nature of violence against women with disabilities, the impacts of violence, barriers to safety, help-seeking behaviour, and the legal context and social services responses. The research drew upon interviews with 20 Victorian women with disabilities who have been subject to violence, as well as interviews with staff from the Public Advocate and literature reviews. The research found that women with disabilities experience not only the same kinds of violence that other women experience, but also disability-based violence - throughout their lives and in a variety of settings.
"This research is the result of the collaboration between Women with Disabilities Victoria, the Office of the Public Advocate and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. The project was funded by Gandel Philanthropy."-- End page of each paper.
Papers 1 and 7 written by Delanie Woodlock, Lucy Healey, Keran Howe, Magdalena McGuire, Vig Geddes and Sharon Granek. Paper 2 written by Lucy Healey. Paper 3 written by Georgina Dimopoulos with Elanor Fenge. Papers 4 and 5 written by Magdalena McGuire. Paper 6 written by Delanie Woodlock, Deborah Western, and Philippa Bailey.
On website, Paper 1 listed as Executive Summary, Paper 6 listed as Hearing from Women with Disabilities, and Paper 7 as Easy English Summary.
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