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University of Denver

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Program Name

Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights

Abstract

Domestic violence is a serious problem that affects women all over the globe. It has been found that children who witness domestic violence in their homes are more likely to be involved in a violent relationship later on in life, perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of violence. This project aims to look at services that exist for women who suffer from domestic violence, in order to suggest future prevention strategies to end the cycle of violence. My methodology was interviewing four different organizations that exist in Salvador that support women who have suffered domestic violence as well as work to prevent future violence from occurring. I found that there are serious gaps in terms of the medical services available for women, a need for more culturally appropriate programs, and a need for more organizations for children who witness domestic violence integrated into the network of services that already exist.

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Public Health | Social Welfare

 

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