This paper establishes the current state of knowledge on tertiary responses to violence and abuse for women and girls with disabilities.
The paper outlines:
- tertiary responses to violence and abuse for women and young women with disabilities; and
- what the evidence says about the effectiveness of tertiary responses for women and young women with disabilities.
This work is part of the ANROWS Landscapes series. ANROWS Landscapes (State of knowledge papers) are medium length papers that scope current knowledge on an issue related to violence against women and their children. Papers will draw on empirical research, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and/or practice knowledge.
This report addresses work covered in ANROWS research project 3.4 “What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and girls with disabilities in Australia”. Please consult the ANROWS website for more information on this project. In addition to this paper, an ANROWS Horizons and ANROWS Compass will be available at a later stage as part of this project.