Life after violence

Violence against women with intellectual disabilities in institutions

Women with disabilities experience violence at significantly higher rates than women without disabilities, more frequently, for longer, in more ways, and by more perpetrators; they have considerably fewer pathways to safety, and are less likely to report experiences of violence. This is especially true for women with intellectual disabilities, above all if they live in long-stay residential institutions. 

In the context of the Life After Violence project, Inclusion Europe did a study on how women with intellectual disabilities cope with violence they experienced in institutions, after they have left them.    

The report was based on in-depth interviews with 10 women. 

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Implementation Period  2016 – 2018 
Financed by  Open Society Foundations 
Project Coordinator  Inclusion Europe 

The Life after Violence report is available both in the regular version and the easy-to-read version. There is also a Dutch version.

The project is continued by extending the scope of the research to more women in different European countries.