(Content Warning: Intimate partner violence, rape, abuse)
When you think of a survivor of intimate partner violence, does a certain type of person come to mind?
We know that intimate partner violence can affect people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and physical abilities. But many people’s voices get left out of our conversations on IPV – including disabled women’s.
These posters from Women’s Aid UK helps break that silence. They show how intimate partner violence can show up in disabled women’s lives, and how the cycle of violence is allowed to continue because of society’s ableist structures and misconceptions.
But they also offer hope – the reminder that support is available if you or someone you know is being abused, and you’re not alone.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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For anyone who might need it, some domestic violence and intimate partner violence resources include:
- US: National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE.
- Australia: National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line is available 24/7 at 1-800-RESPECT.
- Other countries: International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies.
To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 11 Truths Every Survivor of Intimate Partner Violence Needs to Know
- How to Recognize and Respond to Intimate Partner Violence