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New AIC Publication: Research conducted for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability reveals that

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  • Women with a restrictive long-term health condition were more likely to experience physical or sexual violence and/or coercive control in the three months prior to the survey than women who did not have a long-term health condition.
  • Relative to the rest of the female population, women with a restrictive long-term health condition were also more likely to report the onset of violence or coercive control.
  • The violence they experienced typically increased in frequency or severity compared with the six-month period prior to February 2020.

 
The report is available for free download on the AIC website: https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr32

 

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