Abuse of women with disabilities: An ecological model and revies

Mary Ann Curry, Dena Hassouneh-Phillips, Anne Johnston-Silverberg

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    Abstract

    Women with disabilities are at increased risk for emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. They are also at risk for experiencing disability-related abuse from multiple sources. This problem is compounded by the social context of disability, including pervasive discrimination and stereotyping by society. This article highlights the problem of abuse of women with disabilities and examines the state of the science through a review of literature. An ecological model is presented that examines relevant individual, environmental, and cultural factors. The authors hope that this article will stimulate awareness of this problem and future research in this important arena.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)60-79
    Number of pages20
    JournalViolence Against Woman
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gender Studies
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Law

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