The Political and Social Perspectives of Intimate Partner Violence as a Human Rights Issue on Canadian and Brazilian Contexts
Keywords:Intimate partner violence, Violence against women, Human rights
AbstractThis study is a literature review that aimed to examine the literature on intimate partner violence related to human rights on Canadian and Brazilian contexts published between 2008 and 2013. The search was conducted through electronic databases PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and EMBASE, resulting in 24 articles: 11 on Brazilian context and 13 on Canadian context. It was done a critical analysis of the data collected. Findings were presented in 5 topics that emerged from the articles: women characteristics, reporting and help seeking behavior, legislation, strategies to deal with violence against women, and IPV and human rights.
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Stefany G. A. Domingos, Carla A. A. Ventura, & Sylvia Barton. (2016). The Political and Social Perspectives of Intimate Partner Violence as a Human Rights Issue on Canadian and Brazilian Contexts. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 5(4), 351–370. https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs5(4)y2016351