Women with disabilites and abuse on CBC Radio

Part one of “In Dignity: Disabilities, Freedom and the Fight for Security aired on CBC’s On the Coast, All Points West and Radio West on Oct. 13, 2015”  From CBC online: Laurette Yelle felt her privacy was violated when two staff members of the group home she lived in barged into her room while she…

Women with disabilities face elevated risk of abuse

Sadly, women with disabilities are far more likely to experience abuse than able bodied women and more likely to experience the most severe and prolonged forms of abuse. In a survey conducted by the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada, 40 per cent of respondents with a disability reported having experienced violent abuse.One Ottawa-based study showed that women with…