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A programme for change to tackle Gender Based Violence

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We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the SCLD team… Michelle our Gender Based Violence Project Adviser… “Hello my name is Michelle Park and I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the new Gender Based Violence Project Adviser for the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD), where I am part of our small Human …

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2021 blog

Learning Disability and Gender Based Violence: the normalisation of harm, abuse and violence

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“Look, I know that everybody gets abused, there are folk worse off than me”  This quote from a woman with learning disabilities who had experienced violence and abuse throughout her life brings into stark relief a central challenge around providing support to this group; the impact of the normalisation of violence and abuse on perceptions of relationships and the expectations of the women …