International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence throughout their lives in comparison to women and girls without disabilities. More specifically, over one third of women with disabilities will experience some form of intimate partner violence throughout their lifetimes.
Across the 5 local government areas of the SMPCP catchment, women with disabilities make up an average of 3.84% of the population. That's over 12,500 women at increased risk on our watch.