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DAWN-RAFH Canada has launched a social media campaign to document disabled and Deaf women’s experiences of violence and abuse

Summary: 
DAWN-RAFH Canada has launched a social media campaign to document disabled and Deaf women’s experiences of violence and abuse, as a way to give voice to a group of women who are often silenced by ablest beliefs and systems.

In commemoration of December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, DAWN-RAFH Canada has launched a campaign to document disabled and Deaf women’s experiences of violence and abuse.

Research shows that women with disabilities and Deaf women experience high rates of violence which is often not reported. Attached is the detailed fact sheet on women with disabilities and violence. 

As a way to give voice to this group, women are enouraged to share their stories of violence and abuse via Twitter using the hashtag #WeCanTellWeWillTell or by emailing communications@dawncanada.net. Check here for details on how to submit your story.

Read more about the campaign.

DAWN-RAFH Canada’s mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. DAWN-RAFH is an organization that works towards the advancement and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada.