Violence against women. Current procedural needs, with special reference to Panamá
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Universitat Jaume I Castellón
Submission date: 2018-06-05
Acceptance date: 2018-09-11
Publication date: 2018-10-26
JoMS 2018;38(3):111-132
This article intends to approach the phenomenon of gender violence and a general view of the response that the Administration of Justice must offer battered women, from their perspective as victims in a judicial process. All this, without losing sight of the fact that all procedural systems are susceptible to improvement and that the road to its elimination and the definitive equality between women and men, will be long and complicated, but like any social change, achievable. it should be noted that the purpose of the article is limited to the strict procedural issues related to violence against women, and other issues of crucial importance, such as the empowerment of victims, protective measures, or social aid are left unaddressed requiring a more extensive study than the present one.

Material and methods:
case law, law, international conventions, experience

an overall vision on the current situation

Procedural systems have been adapted mostly due to this new social concern, and have included the recommendations of international human rights organizations to their respective legislations.

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