Reporting is an important part of fighting violence against women, because it protects the victim and also shows society that violence will no longer be silenced. But we cannot stop there.
Just as giving protection and aid to a woman who suffers this type of violence consolidates a fundamental step in their reintegration and empowerment,, working to recover and re-socialize the aggressor helps prevent the continuation of violence.
Furthermore, violence against women goes beyond issues of class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, culture, education, age, and religion. Every woman can be a victim. Just like every man can be an aggressor. And as Judge Tatiane Lima, from the Butantã Regional Forum said, "There is no standard aggressor profile. Violence is democratically perverse.".
Today there are reference centers for women, specialized police stations, shelters and other public policies aimed at establishing integrated actions between institutions, public authorities and civil society.
Besides that, we must be aware that preventing cases of abuse and violence is a public health issue.. Damage to women's physical and mental health directly impacts safe motherhood, family planning, the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, among other things.
In this sense, health services are fundamental to offer support and information, because the majority of women go to a hospital due to the aggressions that they suffer.
Women will be assured of the conditions for the effective protection of the rights to life, safety, health, food, education, culture, housing, access to justice, to sport, to leisure, to work, to citizenship, to freedom, to dignity, to respect, to family and to community coexistence.
For more information,
contact the Women's Assistance Center