Disability and Gender-Based Violence in Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, women with disabilities are over twice as likely to experience violent victimization than able-bodied women. Women with disabilities are at risk of violence in many forms:

  • neglect;
  • physical abuse;
  • sexual assault;
  • psychological abuse;
  • financial exploitation.

These accessible services are currently available across Nova Scotia. For more information, visit One Action.

We encourage women and children facing abuse to reach out to us if they can do so safely. Transition House staff work with clients individually. The goal is to understand their accessibility needs and ensure they are served in the most appropriate manner.

For further information on disability and gender-based violence in Nova Scotia, download the Easter Seals Nova Scotia: Not Without Us Report.