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Report

‘For my safety’: experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women with intellectual disability or cognitive disability

Publisher
Cyberbullying Cognitive impairment Image-based abuse Online abuse Social media Abuse Cyber safety People with disability Technology social aspects Australia
Description

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services.

This research was commissioned to address major gaps in the evidence about technology-facilitated abuse against women with intellectual or cognitive disability.

The report reveals that the tactics used for technology-facilitated abuse of women with intellectual or cognitive disability are like those faced by all women, but there are some unique differences.

Key recommendations:

  • The research participants were eager to learn about safer ways to use technology and would like accessible information to be available, such as visual guides and documents in Easy Read formats.
  • The frontline workers recommended an integrated approach between the domestic and family violence sector, the disability sector and the justice system, to improve service provision.
Publication Details
Access Rights Type:
open