People with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to abuse by family members, friends, partners and carers (paid or unpaid).
Women with disabilities may feel particularly trapped, powerless and isolated. Domestic and family violence can impact their ability to live independently and make decision in their own lives.
Violence against people with disabilities can include:
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse (such as taking or controlling your money)
- Emotional abuse (such as calling you names, isolating you from friends and family, blaming you for the abuse)
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