This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released recommendations to strengthen data collection on violence against disabled women. This work highlights the inclusion of women and the issue of disability within population-based surveys and research on violence against women.

With better data measures, there's the potential to tailor prevention strategies and response/services and programmes specifically for women with disabilities.

Along with the release, is an interview with a survivor of intimate partner violence who uses her experience to advocate for the rights of others – especially those who may otherwise lack a voice.

Watch the video (transcript available) of Survivor and advocate for ending violence against women with disabilities (video).

Read the WHO Measuring violence against women with disability policy note (external link). Note: this is in PDF format.