The intervention of UMAR in the area of violence against women

TitleThe intervention of UMAR in the area of violence against women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMagalhães MJosé, Afonso I, Ruiz L, Monteiro I, Ribeiro V, Ribeiro L
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published06/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsdomestic violence, feminist ecological model, gender equality, intervention in domestic violence, violence against women

Violence against women has increasingly been the focus of research, assessment and intervention in Portugal. In spite of the growing commitment of the public and the private sector, of the police, education, local and city councils, courts, health centres, mass media and institutions, violence against women is still a current problem. In this article the prevalence data regarding violence against women in Portugal will be discussed and the mechanisms to tackle this situation including governmental policies and strategies, and the interventions developed at the national level and the role of UMAR (No Governmental Organization, with public status) in defences of women’s rights.