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Policing violence in Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12295035     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article is an excerpted summary of a speech on female police and domestic violence. The speech was given by a woman affiliated with the Association of Women Workers at an Oxfam workshop in northern Brazil. This organization successfully lobbied for female police, which resulted in more reports of domestic violence, especially rape. The organization is active in 13 counties. Female police are trained and usually given respect by police chiefs. In one city, in 1997, the appointment of female police resulted in registered reports of 387 cases of violence and hospital reports of 503 cases, of which 14% were child rape. During January-April 1998, there were 126 registered cases and 168 hospital cases. Policewomen formed a partnership over the past 2 years with the Human Rights Group and other popular political groups to train female police about laws. The compulsory course focused on four areas: legal concepts, penalties, and procedures on registration of complaints; the Brazilian Penal Code; civil law; and world judicial bureaucracies. Training includes a 1 month internship with the program's lawyer. Over 20 women have completed the course to date. Training in some cases resulted in greater expertise among the female police than their Police Chiefs. Female police have experienced harassment by local authorities.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Links : a newsletter on gender for Oxfam GB staff and partners     Volume:  -     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Links (Oxford)     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-04     Completed Date:  1999-08-04     Revised Date:  2011-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101572830     Medline TA:  Links (Oxford)     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Developing Countries
Domestic Violence*
Latin America
Military Personnel*
Public Opinion
Social Problems
South America

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