Partners El Salvador publishes research report on "The continuum of violence against women in the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America"
As an organization committed to strengthening social peace and the culture of dialogue around issues relevant to our region, Partners El Salvador developed and published the results of the research project entitled: "The continuum of violence against women in the most violent region in the world: Intervening factors for the reproduction of the cycle of violence in women's life; and possibilities of access to comprehensive care systems for women who suffer domestic violence in the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America (TNCA). " This research sought to make visible the ways in which violence is expressed in women's lives, as a continuum in time and space. The idea is to provide guidelines and promote dialogue to seek agreements that aim to improve current models of care for women in situations of violence in the countries under study.
This work comprehensively analyzes the phenomenon of violence against women in the countries of the region, in two ways: on the one hand, it documents the progress made at the normative, political, institutional and jurisdictional levels; and, on the other, it examines how the institutionality generated is reaching women survivors of violence, through a multidimensional analysis to identify the factors that contribute to breaking or reproducing the cycle of violence in women's lives. These results have been constructed from the perspective of official (a) s of specialized institutions and of the same users of these services.
The research was conducted between September 2015 and June 2016, using mainly a qualitative methodology, which sought to prioritize the depth of the results through a rigorous analysis of the perceptions expressed in interviews and focus groups. The report is based to a large extent on the opinions and sentiments of the participants, adding the voices of 68 actors from 54 institutions involved in the reality of women who suffer violence in the three countries of study and 69 women who made up 9 focus groups .