Fact sheet: Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities

Women and girls with disabilities experience many of the same forms of violence all women and girls experience (e.g. psychological, physical, sexual and economic abuse). However, they suffer up to three times greater risk of rape, are twice as likely to be survivors of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and are likely to experience abuse over a longer period and with more severe injuries than women without disabilities.The UN Trust Fund supports projects to end violence against women and girls with disabilities.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Arab States/North Africa; Europe and Central Asia; Chile; Serbia; Zimbabwe

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Women with disabilities

Publication year: 2017