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Stories about abuse from women with disabilities

Stories about abuse from women with disabilities

Stories about abuse from women with disabilities

Stories about abuse from women with disabilities

Molly: My husband has never accepted our son has a disability. I have an intellectual disability and my husband doesn’t accept that either, because he can’t see it.

Mary: If I fall from my wheelchair he doesn’t tell my carers or take me to the doctor or hospital.

Rose Lillian: The sexual abuse by my brother had long-reaching effects.

Anj: Through sheer determination and willpower I’m where I am today, gradually reclaiming my life.

Katerina: My father never gave me reasons for his abuse other than it was all my fault.

Liz: Our relationship should never have started.

Sandy: We played happy family...

Leanne: I was so accustomed to being abused that I just accepted it as being what I deserved.

  • If you are in danger call 000 or contact the police in your state or territory.
  • For confidential crisis support in Victoria, information and accommodation please call the safe steps 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188. If it is unsafe to call, email safesteps@safesteps.org.au.
  • For confidential phone help and referral in Australia, please contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732, the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line.
  • For a specialist LGBTIQ family violence service in Victoria, please contact W|Respect on 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847) or visit www.withrespect.org.au.
  • For support for men, call Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491.