Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities: Latin America and the Caribbean

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Mar 2019
Women with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing violence than men with disabilities as well as women without disabilities. Yet, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there is a significant gap in services to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) with disabilities in practice and in research alike. This technical note aims to: 1) bring to light the information that exists on the prevalence of and risk factors relating to VAWG who live with a disability in LAC, and 2) present various promising approaches for prevention in response to such violence. Given the challenges faced by LAC countries, recommendations are outlined for those wishing to develop and incorporate rigorous evaluation methodologies into their program planning, and implementation.