Aplicación de la Justicia Terapéutica en Ecuadorvisión de las víctimas de violencia de género

  1. Ramón Arce 1
  2. Francisca Fariña 2
  3. Mercedes Novo 1
  4. Dolores Seijo 1
  5. Dalila Cárdenas 1
  6. Gabriela Acurio 2
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España

    ROR https://ror.org/030eybx10

  2. 2 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05rdf8595

Revista Iberoamericana de Justicia Terapéutica

ISSN: 2718-6822

Ano de publicación: 2023

Número: 6

Tipo: Artigo

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Statistics indicate a high prevalence of intimate partner violence against women in Ecuador, which has led to the modification of codes and the establishment of laws in order to increase the protection of these women against this type of victimization. In this regard, the paradigm of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ), which tries to humanize the law and its application, promoting its therapeutic effect, has focused on the effect of the legal procedure on the wellbeing and empowerment of women victims. Specifically, empowerment is understood as the process by which people gain control and ownership over their own lives. Therefore, knowing the practices that contribute to empowerment, from a rights-based approach, is an important objective within the TJ. With this purpose, the present study seeks to determine the perspective of the victims about the legal procedure, the application of TJ during the procedure and its relationship with the empowerment of women who suffer intimate partner violence . For this purpose, based on a factor analysis, the Empowerment dimension was established within the Questionnaire for the evaluation of the level of implementation of Therapeutic Justice in the Justice System. The estimates of this dimension were analyzed in relation to different variables of the legal procedure. The results showed significant relationships between Empowerment,completion and temporality of the legal procedures, information provided and protective measures for women victims. Implications for the practice of legal operators with a TJ orientation are discussed.

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