The everyday assault of disabled women: ‘It’s inappropriate sexual touching at least once a month’

Sexual harassment

The everyday assault of disabled women: ‘It’s inappropriate sexual touching at least once a month’

They are almost twice as likely to be sexually assaulted as non-disabled women. Why is so little being done to address this harrowing, pervasive problem?

  • Many disabled women are assaulted each year. Forgetting my own rape feels impossible

‘Disabled people often face hostility if they don’t accept help’ … Amy Kavanagh. Photograph: Kaye Ford Photography

‘Disabled people often face hostility if they don’t accept help’ … Amy Kavanagh. Photograph: Kaye Ford Photography

Lucy Webster

Thu 25 Nov 2021 06.00 EST

Last modified on Fri 26 Nov 2021 08.17 EST

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