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MORENO, Rachel. Violence against Women: the Mismatch between Genders. Psicol. Ensino & Form. [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.1, pp. 83-96. ISSN 2177-2061.

The debate on gender violence has been consistent in Brazil since 1979, in the II Congress of Women from Sao Paulo, and since the foundation of SOS Women in Sao Paulo, being updated with the actions of the feminist movement and the development of public policies and equipment to deal with the question. This article presents the problems and difficulties that arise both from the contradiction in gender expectations constructed symbolically by our current culture regarding affective relationships and the difficulties that women have to break away from violence situations, even counting on public policies and equipment. It is also debated here the expansion of the limits, both of the concept of violence and of the possibility of its articulation with social movements. Finally, difficulties and limitations in the expectations and training of the professionals involved in this assistance are presented and discussed, pointing out opportunities that emerge for the psychologists.

Keywords : gender violence; feminist movement; public equipment and policies; difficulties in breaking up.

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