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Ex aequo

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DAMACENO, Daniela Garcia et al. Older women victims of violence: Their protagonism in reporting it to the Police. Ex aequo [online]. 2020, n.41, pp.61-76. ISSN 0874-5560.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2020.41.04.

In order to understand the experience of older women victims of intrafamily violence when reporting it to the Police and the feelings permeating it, the study was conducted from interviews with older women who reported it at a Police station of a city in the state of São Paulo. Data processing was performed through thematic analysis. It was observed that reporting to the Police represents regaining protagonism, being characterized by the duality between empowerment and the feelings in relation to the aggressor. It is perceived that, for this population, reporting maltreatment to the Police is characterized by contradictions between stopping violence and the relation with the aggressor, being essential to foster protagonism from strategies for empowerment in its different dimensions.

Keywords : Empowerment; aging; violence against women; intrafamily violence.

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