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Violence Against Disabled Women Survey

A Report by Wise Women based on a survey of disabled women in Glasgow which shows the extent and impact of violence against disabled women and highlights different and additional experiences of abuse and discrimination.

The women surveyed were all involved in Wise Women's two-year Daisie Project, funded by the Scottish Governments Violence Against Women Service Development Fund.

The Daisie Project was set up to offer dignified, respectful and equal inclusion to the organisation's service specifically for women with physical and sensory impairments,

The report shows that:

  • almost three-quarters (73%) of disabled women surveyed had experienced domestic abuse;
  • 23% of disabled woman had been raped;
  • 43% of disabled women reported sexual assault;
  • Personal care, such as bathing, toilet assistance and eating, were regularly withdrawn. Not being allowed contact with others and the "silent treatment" from abusers were also reported;
  • In many cases, women were too scared to leave their abuser behind because they relied on them for care.

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