December 3: Webinar on Supporting and Empowering Women Victims and Survivors with Disabilities

Posted
November 30, 2018
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Policy Centre for Victim Issues

Information from Policy Centre for Victim Issues:  Research shows that persons with disabilities are at increased risk of victimization compared to persons without disabilities. According to Statistics Canada, for example, women with disabilities are close to twice as likely as women without disabilities, and about 14 times more likely than men without disabilities, to be sexually assaulted. Further, women with mental health-related or cognitive disabilities report sexual assault at a rate that is more than 4 times higher compared to women without disabilities. In terms of spousal violence, the overall prevalence among persons with disabilities is higher than for persons without disabilities, and women with disabilities are more likely to report experiencing the most serious forms. In light of these findings, it is critical to ensure that services and supports are available and responsive to the needs of women victims with disabilities.

Read more: December 3: Webinar on Supporting and Empowering Women Victims and Survivors with Disabilities 

Event Information:

When: Monday, December 3, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Where: Online

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please email or call the Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) to register pcvi-cpcv@justice.gc.ca or 613-952-3629.