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The social isolation, the conviction of invisible women victims of male violence

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The social isolation, the conviction of invisible women victims of male violence

89.9% acknowledge that ir abuser insisted on knowing where I was in each moment

A 67.1% of minor children of battered women has suffered some episode of violence

80.5% of women treated by service ATENPRO (Telephone Service for Care and Protection to victims of gender-based violence) managed by Red Cross states that your former partner did not allow him to interact with his family and 80% acknowledge that he controlled mobile and social networks. is A comparison with 89.9% stated that perpetrator insisted on knowing where I was in each moment, and 88.3% stated that it was angry if victim talking with or people.

The percentages reveal that social isolation is a constant in majority of victims of gender-based violence addressed by ATENPRO, a service of Ministry of Health which involves delivery of a mobile device that allows victims to enter into contact at any time with a center staffed by specialized personnel. Red cross has interviewed a random sample of 1.098 users of this service to learn about all of personal dimension that is affected by this type of violence.

The findings are contained in a document filed this Tuesday - 'Bulletin on social vulnerability'- which shows how to 47.7% of female victims of gender violence who resort to ATENPRO could not work or study because abuser is prohibited.

research, conducted by University Carlos III, 76% of participants were Spanish, and 68% had an age between 33 and 53 years. The 66,2% of users are concentrated in four Autonomous Communities: Andalusia (20.2 per Cent), Valencian Community (18.7 per Cent), Catalonia (15.4%), and Madrid (11.9 per cent). More than 75% of women served have children.

Seven out of every 10 victims confessed that ir abuser will prevented from taking any decision related to family economy or to make purchases and also recognized that your ex-partner are appropriated your money.

Distress and wanted to cry,

Up to 96.7% of women treated admitted to having suffered actions to undermine her self-esteem, intimidation, threats, menosprecios and humiliations in public and in private, to point that y felt ignored as human beings. 78.6% indicates feelings of anxiety or anguish, 73.1% suffers insomnia, 70.1% often feel like crying.

in Addition to social isolation, se victims have a risk of poverty or social exclusion 84%,, as compared with 28.6% of general population. In fact, 78,4% of households of women served are under threshold of poverty (67.7% are in poverty very high and 52.8%, in extreme poverty).

For all he suffered, 69.7% of women victims of male violence experience feelings of low self-worth. is The 59,7% consumed drugs and 44.9% is in psychological treatment or psychiatric .

In physical and sexual violence, 88.7% of victims reported having suffered from fits and starts, 82.1% indicated that perpetrator had slapped or threw something that could hurt, 70.9% of m received blows, 61.5% was a victim of forced sexual intercourse and 56.4% suffered threats with a weapon or mention of m.

Attitudes resulting in 76.6% of women have suffered physical injuries. 70.9% referred to cuts, scrapes and bruises. 12.1%, injuries to eyes and ears, and 9.8%, sprains.

As explained from Red Cross " aggressor resorts to a behavior that repeats consistently. It's not about hits, insults or coercion isolated, but exercise a comprehensive control over victim, through various violent manifestations".

that's why, even forming part of service ATENPRO, 65.8% of women surveyed manifested that "always, constantly" afraid of her ex-partner.

The suffering of children

The report of Red Cross calls attention to fact that 67.1% of children under age of se women has suffered some episode of violence and 23.2% had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A 53.6% of women report that ir children have seen how y were humiliated in front of or people. 37.3% of victims do not receive pension for children, despite fact that account with a court ruling in this regard.

Anor worth noting is that 14.2% of women surveyed do not you have been told your situation to anyone of your environment. 36.8% has confided in a friend. Although advice that y receive mostly is to leave relationship, 10.8% of confident advise giving a new opportunity to perpetrator.


91.8% of users of ATENPRO has denounced ir situation, 98% dealt with prohibition approach of perpetrator and an 87.8 per cent, it has processed an order of protection and or measures criminal, civil, and social.

however, only 58.5% of women are unhappy with treatment received during judicial process. The 52% of victims believed that, at present, runs a risk of "high" or "very high" of being attacked by her former partner and 35% think that same level of risk y are suffering ir children.

With respect to ex-partner, most frequent situation is that victim will not see what happens in a 50.2% of cases because he has a restraining order and anor 32.5% because it is not with him, even though he does not give this circumstance. But Red Cross called attention on a significant percentage of 7%, which manifests to see aggressor once in a while, outside of home.


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