The research

People have found out already very much
about the bad effects of institutions
and the need to get people out of large institutions.
We know that there is a lot of violence in institutions.

We think that it is not enough to end the violence
by moving women out of institutions.
We want to know more about how women cope
with their experiences when they are out of institutions.

We will start with finding about more about
women with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands.

We will get to know how much violence against women there is in Dutch institutions.
We will also know who is doing this to women with disabilities.
We will ask women to tell their personal stories.
We will support them to fight against the people who committed violence to them.
We will find out what support is available to them.

At the end we will develop proposals
for policies and actions to help these women.