State support for victims of domestic violence only reached eight women


During the first year it came into effect, just for eight times was assigned the allowance and ten-day leave for women to move house and restructure family lifer, after being victims of domestic violence. According to data provided to “Jornal de Notícias” by the Social Security Institute, requests for these subsidies were made by women between 35 and 62 years old, residents us districts of Coimbra, Lisbon, Porto and Vila Real.

The Alternative and Response Women’s Union (UMAR) considers that “it is very important that the license exists”, assuming you can there are victims with precarious working conditions who do not use the license afraid of reprisals.

The support came into effect in November 202nd. Between January and September 2021, there are records of 789 women and 15 men in foster care, after being victims of domestic violence.


Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.

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