December 3 is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. It is also the 9th day of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
According to the NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 55% of all women with disabilities in Canada who’ve been in an intimate partnership report experiencing some form of partner violence in their lifetime – compared to 37% of women without disabilities.
The “Not Without Us” Community Response project is a group of government and community stakeholders working to develop a plan to remove accessibility barriers for all women with disabilities who experience intimate partner violence. If you haven't read their report, it is available HERE.