multidimensional vulnerability to violence

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1295

Definition

Multiple discrimination influences the risk of being subjected to multiple forms of violence. Women with multiple identities, in particular migrant women, women with disabilities, elderly women, women who are substance abusers, women in detention, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, as well as intersex persons, may all be more exposed to violence and particularly affected by certain forms. As victims of violence, they are also often restricted in their access to escape routes and support services.

See also: victim; survivor

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