Sexual violence against women in Brazil: achievements and challenges of the health sector in the 2000s

  • Claudia Araújo de Lima Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca
  • Suely Ferreira Deslandes Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Instituto Fernandes Figueira

Abstract

The article brings a revision on the public politics for the confronting of the sexual violence against women developed along the decade of 2000s. It analyzes the collision on the progress, retreats and challenges of the theme to the light of the propositions of the section health. Institutional documents and articles were analyzed selected on the subject, pointing varied strategies for intervention proposed and accomplished by the Brazilian National Health System. The text still presents emblematic questions that send us to think on the challenges to be overcome by the managers of health in the current decade, such as the covering and continuity of the services of attention, the professionals’ permanent training, as well as the service to the legal abortion.

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Published
2014-09-01
How to Cite
Lima, C., & Deslandes, S. (2014). Sexual violence against women in Brazil: achievements and challenges of the health sector in the 2000s . Saúde E Sociedade, 23(3), 787-800. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902014000300005
Section
Violence: an issue at the interface between health and society