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PONTES, Luciana Barbalho et al. Support networks for women in situations of violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.3, pp. 187-201. ISSN 2177-093X.

The adoption of social distance measures resulting from the covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the phenomenon of violence against women, especially that practiced by an intimate partner (IPV). This article aims to reflect on IPV in a pandemic context and describe existing initiatives to protect women in a situation of IPV. Based on the analysis of IPV, its consequences and coping strategies, actions were described both from formal and informal networks to support women. Searches on Google and social media raised the following strategies for combating IPV: the training of health professionals to identify signs of violence and the development of apps, projects and awareness-raising campaigns, to report violence and welcome victims in a pandemic context. There is a clear need for support networks to prevent the IPV and for future research to assess the potential of these strategies.

Palabras clave : intimate partner violence; women; pandemics; coronavirus infections; social support.

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