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New research shows that disabled people experience higher rates of violence

July 30, 2021 at 12:23 PM

From the NZFVC

Results from a national survey show that disabled people experience higher rates of partner violence and non-partner violence.

This is the first population-based prevalence research exploring experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) among disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The researchers also explored prevalence rates of non-partner violence among disabled people.

Researchers from the University of Auckland used data from the 2019 New Zealand Family Violence Survey, which surveyed more than 2800 women and men. The findings were published in two open access articles in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Category: Research