Abuse

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Abuse of people with disabilities
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Report

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

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.
Report

Rapid evidence review: violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability

This report outlines evidence that describes experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities, with the aim of preventing this from occurring, and providing better support.
Website

Prevalence of violence and abuse of people with disability in Australia

This website contains research reports, fact sheets, project updates and other resources about violence and disability in Australia.
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Fact sheet

Violence against young people with disability in Australia

In Australia, young people with disability report high rates of violence. This fact sheet is the second in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women
Fact sheet

Intimate partner violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence by a partner than people without disability. This fact sheet is part of a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged...
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability: differences by impairment

In Australia the extent and nature of violence against people with disability varies by impairment. This fact sheet is third in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged 18-64 years.
Report

Good practice in supported decision-making for people with disability: final report

Everyone has the right to make decisions. People with cognitive impairment may need additional support. This project reviewed existing research on supported decision-making and developed a Principles and Guide to best implement supported decision-making.
Literature review

Experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa: an overview of research 2010 – early 2020

This document provides an overview of what is currently known about people’s and service providers’ experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa New Zealand.