Violence against women with disabilities is a global problem according to human rights watch hrw approximately 300 million women around the world have mental and physical disabilities women with disabilities comprise 10 percent of all women worldwide in low and middle income countries women constitute 75 percent of all disabled people. Individuals with disability are three to four times more likely to experience violence against them than their nondisabled peers individuals with disability who cannot speak are particularly vulnerable archbishop emeritus desmond tutu in his forward to stop violence against people with disabilities an international resource 2014. Stop the violence background paper 5 figure 28 violence and disability awareness training completed in the past five years 76 figure 29 reasons for any lack of staff training 76 figure 30 cross agency collaboration on violence against women with disabilities 79 figure 31 inter sector collaboration on violence against women with disabilities 80. Fortunately many states are making it mandatory to report violence against persons with disabilities the statistics the rate of violent victimization is more than twice as high for people with disabilities than for people without disabilities according to survey results presented by the bureau of justice statistics bjs the rates of . Stop violence against people with disabilities an international resource edited by diane nelson bryen and juan bornman 2014 issn 978 1 920538 29 3
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