>> Preventing and combating
the violence

Reporting is an important of it, part because it protects the woman and also shows to 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.

What's more, violence against women goes beyond issues of class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, culture, educational level, age, and religion.. Every woman can be a victim. Just like every man can be an aggressor. And as Judge Tatiane Lima said, of the Butantã Regional Forum, "There is no basic 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, 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 things such as safe motherhood, family planning and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

In this sense, the health services are fundamental to offer support and information, because the majority of these women go to a hospital due to the aggressions that they suffer.

I have a clean white page
waiting for me:
a mute invitation
I have a clean white bed
waiting for me
a mute invitation
I have a clean white life
waiting for me:

Ana Cristina César,
poet

... it is better to be
forgotten than
to be remembered
so violently.

Marianne Moore,
poet

Every woman has the right
to a life without violence.

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 and to family and community coexistence.

Know the units and services
that can be sought to guarantee
the rights and citizenship of women
in situations of violence.

For more information,
contact the Women's Assistance Center
Call 180.