Social News XYZ     

Differently-abled people in NZ report higher rates of violence

Differently-abled people in NZ report higher rates of violence

Wellington, July 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) A new study from the University of Auckland released on Thursday highlighted the abuse of differently-abled people in New Zealand, showing rates of violence much higher than those experienced by the rest of the population.

It also shows how home can be a place of abuse for disabled people, reports Xinhua news agency.


Forty per cent of differently-abled women experience physical violence from an intimate partner over their lifetime, compared with 25 per cent of non-disabled women, University of Auckland associate professor Janet Fanslow said on Thursday.

Intimate partner violence includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological abuse, controlling behaviours and economic abuse.

"Information about the prevalence of violence has been sought by the disabled community for many years," said Fanslow.

"This study highlights the need to develop and support violence prevention and response programmes that are accessible and appropriate for everyone.

"Prevention and response services also need to be equipped with the knowledge and resources to respond to multiple circumstances that can increase the risk of violence occurring, particularly gender and disability," she added.

The new research was presented in two papers, one on intimate partner violence, the other on non-partner violence, just published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The data came from the 2019 New Zealand Family Violence Study, which interviewed almost 3,000 people.

About one-in-five women and about one-in-seven men reported a disability.

Source: IANS

Facebook Comments
Differently-abled people in NZ report higher rates of violence

About Gopi

Gopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc.

He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources.

When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. His future plans include developing SocialNews.XYZ into a News website that has no bias or judgment towards any.

He can be reached at

PHP Code Snippets Powered By :
%d bloggers like this: