The Hiding of Sexual Assault Against Females with Disabilities

Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service

(Ghana, Africa) Maame Asaabea (not her real name) is a 28-year-old physically disabled mother of twins, who was once sexually abused at her hometown. She recounts how men in her circles assumed that because she is disabled, she may not be attractive enough to be proposed to. ‚ÄúSome of the men think I need sex, […]

Sexual Assault Against People with Disabilities Unlikely to Reach Courts

(Tasmania, Australia) A state sexual abuse support service says reports to police of sexual violence against Tasmanians with a disability are often not prosecuted in court. The sexual Assault Support Service chief executive said 25 per cent of women with a disability had experience some form of sexual violence compared to 15 per cent of […]