Disabled women subject to ‘stigma and bias’ as well as abuse

09 September 2016 - 14:21
By Deneesha Pillay

Women with disabilities are more at risk and experience additional layers of violence‚ according to a study presented at the International Conference for Preventing Violence in Cape Town on Friday.The study – titled Additional Layers of Violence: The Intersections of Gender and Disability in the Violence Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities in South Africa – was compiled by Ingrid van der Heijden and Naeemah Abrahams.

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