Disability and domestic violence project

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Summary

The disability and domestic violence project is led and managed by the Women’s Aid Federation of England with funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Women’s’ Aid have commissioned the Violence Against Women Research Group at Bristol to conduct the project jointly with the Centre for the Study of Safety and Wellbeing, University of Warwick. Gill Hague, the Director of the VAWRG, will lead the study overall.

The project will examine the experiences of disabled women of domestic abuse. It will also survey and examine the effectiveness of service responses, looking both at how domestic violence services respond to disabled women and how disabled people’s’ organisations respond to domestic violence. The research will be conducted by a team of disabled and non-disabled researchers working together. This study is a pioneering one and the first ever national study of these issues in the UK.

Further information and reports

(Reports reproduced here with permission from Women's Aid)

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