Sexual violence against people with disabilities
In June 2011 the National Disability Authority commissioned Rape Crisis Network Ireland to undertake research on international database models for recording incidents of sexual violence experienced by people with disabilities. This research analysed existing data collection mechanisms in jurisdictions in order to identify international models of good practice and to make practical recommendations for nationally coordinated collection of reliable data on abuse experienced by people with disabilities. The report also analysed previously un-researched data from the RCNI Database disclosed by people with disabilities who attended Rape Crisis Centres in the 3 years from 2008 to 2010, and data from an online survey for people with disabilities What Stops Us Talking About Sexual Violence?
This analysis aims to inform broader policy on providing appropriate and accessible disclosure, support and abuse monitoring structures to people with a disability who experience abuse.
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