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Disabled people’s experiences of violence research report

Monday 2 November 2009

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This research found that disabled people are at higher risk and experience greater levels of targeted violence in comparison to non-disabled people. The wider context of poverty and deprivation experienced by many disabled people, coupled with having more than one ‘minoritised identity’ can compound risk. The emphasis on help and protection underpinning much of existing policy and legislation should be replaced by a focus on justice and redress. A ‘pan-equality’ approach can also help further understanding of multiple identities and multiple discriminations.