Considering 'elder abuse' and sexual assault

Assault and battery Elder abuse Australia

How does the violence experienced by older people intersect with gender? As many researchers have noted, it is important to understand how violence against older women, in particular sexual assault, is connected to gendered violence experienced over the lifespan. For many women, the dynamics of what may be termed 'elder abuse' and previous sexual violence has much in common. In this article, we consider the research on the nature and impact of sexual assault against older women, and suggest implications of this for responding to older women as victim/survivors of sexual assault.

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