A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Two murders of a disabled asylum seeker and a disabled refugee in Bristol showed how precarious life has become for people on the margins.
Today’s violence and prejudice against people with disabilities goes back to the practice of institutionalization, which started in Europe and the United States a century ago.
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.