Women victims of psychological violence. When protective measures are not effective

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Juan Charry-Aysanoa, Auroni Cenepo-Gutiérrez, Pedro Antonio Layza-Candela, José Antonio Paredes-Soldevilla, Maximiliano Carnero-Andía, Pedro Amílcar Charry-Aysanoa


The objective of this article is to analyze the protection measures provided to victims of psychological violence against women living in Cerro San Pedro, district of El Agustino, province and department of Lima. It is the result of qualitative research in the light of the Interpretative-Naturalistic paradigm. It was oriented with the phenomenological design and two techniques were applied: the interview, through a semi-structured interview form and the observation, through an observation sheet. The group of participants was made up of five victims of psychological violence, two lawyers specialized in the subject and two members of the police who are responsible for managing the complaints made by women who have been violated. The data obtained were processed with the help of Atlas.Ti software. According to the results: the impediment of harassment, free legal assistance, the withdrawal of the aggressor and the re-education of the aggressor are working for us in a sustained and effective way which leads to the exacerbation of emotional disturbance, decreased self-esteem, suicide attempts and emotional dependence that, together, directly affect them. It is concluded that the lack of timely, adequate and effective protection measures for women victims of psychological violence affects emotional health and exacerbates the thought towards suicide because they see the possibility of the perpetuity of aggressions by their partners or ex-partners and feel helpless against the possibilities of femicides.

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