VAWORViolence Against Women Online Resources (Portland, Oregon)
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According to Violence Against Women Online Resources (VAWOR, 2004), when compared with women without disabilities, women with disabilities are more vulnerable and susceptible to all types of abuse due to their physical, emotional, or cognitive limitations.
Women with disabilities are a) more dependent on others; b) usually raised or taught to obey and be passive to other people's wishes and demands; c) of low self-esteem due to frequent rejections; d) afraid of being placed in institutional environments; and e) more accepting of abuse as normal behavior because of the habitual effect (VAWOR, 2004).