All the below activities can be categorised as violence in some form or the other:

  • forced sex with workers, caretakers, or other residents
  • being beaten, slapped, or hurt
  • no activity for work or pleasure, and always being bored
  • not being allowed to own anything
  • forced sterilization or abortions
  • being locked in a room alone
  • Ice baths or cold showers as punishment
  • having to undress or be naked in front of other people
  • watching other people be abused or hurt
  • being tied down or put in restraints (unable to move)

From ‘A Health Handbook For Women With Disabilities’ by Jane Maxwell, Julia Watts Belser, and Darlena David PDF File that opens in new windowfast. The longer it goes on, the worse it gets.