Audio Version: Forgotten Sisters – A global review of violence against women with disabilities

Opening Announcement


Cover Notes


A Word of Caution

Emergency Numbers

About This Booklet


Section One

Section Two

Themes Emerging From Research

Violence Against Women With Developmental Disabilities

Violence Against Women With Physical Disabilities

Violence Perpetrated By Personal Assistance Providers

Violence In Institutional Settings

Violence Against Indigenous Women

The Australian Situation

Section Three

Forms of Violence

Effects of Violence

Violence as a Cause of Disability

Section Four

Policy, Legislative and Research Issues

Service Issues

Advocacy Issues

Section Five

Risk Factors

Key Strategies

A Human Rights Approach

Ratification and Implementation

Global Advocacy Campaigns

Legislation and Definitions

Access to the criminal justice system

Data Collection and Research

Social, Economic and Political Empowerment


Information, Education and Training

Coordination and Inter/multi-agency Collaboration


Publishing and Copyright