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Royal commission told of ‘heartbreaking’ abuse faced by women with disability

Alarming statistics about the violence and abuse experienced by women and girls with disability have been laid bare for a Commonwealth inquiry, including increased reports of strangulation during the pandemic.

The disability royal commission was told 90 per cent of women with intellectual disability have experienced sexual abuse.

And women with disability account for nearly half of all domestic violence victims in this country.

Family and domestic violence consultant, Talie Star, said too often women were not believed.

“If you’ve got…

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