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State of knowledge

What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and girls with disabilities in Australia:
State of knowledge

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.

 

 

Publication details

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.


Authors

DR PATSIE FRAWLEY
Senior Research Fellow, School of Health & Social Development – Disability & Inclusion, Deakin University.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SUE DYSON
Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

DR SALLY ROBINSON
Research Fellow, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University.

MS JEN DIXON
Research Officer, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University.


ISBN: 978-0-9943199-6-8 (print) 978-0-9943199-7-5 (online)

25 pp.

Suggested citation

Frawley, P., Dyson, S., Robinson, S., & Dixon, J. (2015). What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and girls with disabilities in Australia: State of knowledge paper (ANROWS Landscapes, 03/2015). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS

 

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