Sexual and reproductive rights of women in a sexual violence situation: what do the managers, professionals and users of reference services say
This study aimed to analyze the access to care and the guarantee of sexual and reproductive rights of women in a sexual violence situation, from October to November 2016. from the perspective of managers, professionals and users of reference services. The participants of this study were managers, professionals and women in a VS assisted at a reference center for women’s care and at the Women Police Station. Social constructionism and organization based on thematic analysis were used in the analysis. Three categories emerged: (1) barriers to access to services and to consolidation of public policies; (2) institutional violence as an obstacle to care for women; and (3) advances, setbacks and resistance in the area of attention and public policies aimed at women in a sexual violence situation. The scarcity of human and material resources, the structural precariousness and slowness of police and legal processes, the fragility of the care network, the revictimization of care spaces and the creation of specific laws for the protection of women, dialogue on gender inequalities and human rights, and low participation of women in political decisionmaking spaces were disclosed.
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