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16 Days of activism against gender violence- violence against women with disabilities

Projekttreffen in Wien, Teilnehmerinnen aus Österreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien und Island, Juni 2014

From November 25 to December 10, we focus on violence against women. However, women with disabilities are often overlooked. They experience violence more often, and the forms of violence they face are often extremely complex and shaped by their dependence on individual people or institutions. “Do women with disabilities who have experienced violence receive sufficient protection and support?”  was the research question pursued in, “Access to specialised victim support services for women with disabilities who have experienced violence”, an EU research project under the lead of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

The research findings and publications will be presented at the Final Conference on January 28, 2015 in Vienna (House of the EU). Please register as soon as possible!

The two-year project has been carried out since 2013, in a partnership between the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and several Austrian and European Partners (NINLIL; queraum; University of Giessen, Germany; University of Leeds/Glasgow, UK; and the University of Iceland). The final products encompass a final report, which summarizes the main findings of the study, brochures for women with disabilities (how and where they can find assistance) and for specialised victim support services (recommendations for the improvement of accessibility). All publications are accessible to people with disabilities, with editions using easy language, sign language and voice outputs.

Final Conference

When: 28th of January 2015, from 9.00 to 18.00

Where: House of the EU, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna

Languages: German/English/Sign language (Simultaneous translation)

Please register, limited places available!

Register here. Details and the agenda are available of the project website.

Further information about this subject: Together with the Zentrum polis Sabine Mandl, Anna Scheithauer and Claudia Sprenger has compiled teaching materials about the topic of “gender specific violence towards children and adolescents with disabilities” polis aktuell, Nr. 9/2014

Download here.

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