Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

Journal of the Arab American University  مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث


This study aims at investigating the reality of violence against women with disabilities in its different types and forms (family violence, societal violence, self-violence), as well as the psychological and social effects of that violence, in addition to the responses of women with disabilities to the violence practiced against them.

In order to achieve the study goals, the researcher adopted the quantitative research method, which was applied to a sample of women consisting of (102) women with motor and sensory disability, who benefit from the services of societies and centers specialized in their disabilities, in the city of Amman by using the intentional sample method and a questionnaire supported by interviews as a tool to collect data.

The study revealed that the level of family violence against disabled women in the Jordanian society was moderate, with hitting being the most common form of violence. Concerning the societal violence against disabled women, it was estimated to be of a high degree. This form of violence was represented in difficulties in using public transportation means. Regarding self-violence, it was found that disabled women isolate themselves as a form of self-violence. In other cases, they refrain from eating their meals.

It was also found that the societal violence and self – violence against disabled women has increased with those who have less level of education, whereas family violence has no relationship with the variable of education.