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Citation

Campos Pinto P. ALTER Eur. J. Disability Res. 2016; 10(2): 137-147.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.alter.2016.03.009

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

To live a life free from abuse and violence is a fundamental human right. Yet for many girls and women with disabilities, this remains a difficult goal to achieve. This paper examines the issue of violence against girls and women with disabilities in Portugal, by addressing three key questions: what forms of violence against girls and women with disabilities are more prevalent? How significant is the issue in Portugal? How to ensure the right of girls and women with disabilities to protection against violence? Drawing from 60 semi-structured interviews with women and men with various types of disabilities, the study reveals a high prevalence of situations of abuse among girls and women with disabilities including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and social violence.

RESULTS are discussed in light of human rights principles and suggestions are made to develop a research agenda and continue exploring the topic in the near future.


Language: en

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