Boarding House for Homeless Site of Abuse and Neglect of People with Disabilities

Stanmore boarding house

From SBS News Australia: A woman with disability was drugged, raped, hit by staff and deprived of food while living in a Sydney boarding house, a royal commission examining homelessness has been told. Charlotte, 61, was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager and has lived in about a dozen hospitals and state-run institutions in NSW […]

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 […]