Disability and Violence against Women and Girls

Emerging Evidence from the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence experienced by women and girls worldwide. At least one in three women will experience IPV in her lifetime. While all women are at risk of IPV, new evidence from DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme (What Works) finds that women with disabilities are at a two to four times higher risk of IPV than women without disabilities.

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