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Violence against women with intellectual disability: A quest for specific sexual violence prevention education in tandem

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posted on 15.03.2018, 00:00 by Marika Guggisberg, J Henricksen, A Holt
This paper examines the important issue of sexual violence against women with intellectual disability. It is well known that women with Intellectual Disability (ID) are disproportionately vulnerable to sexual exploitation and violence victimisation. What seems particularly concerning is that despite some sexual violence programs already existing for women in ID, they do not seem to be broadly implemented and evaluated. We argue that sexual violence prevention programs should be offered in community settings not only for women with ID but also healthcare workers. This, we expect, will result in further research and interagency collaboration, and eventually lead to reducing future sexual victimisation of women with ID.

History

Volume

2

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

3

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

2575-8586

Publisher

Juniper Publishers

Additional Rights

CC BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://juniperpublishers.com/open-access.php)

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Angelhands Inc. Australia

Author Research Institute

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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