Presentation of the “Guide to Psychological Care for Victims of Gender-Based Violence”: a commitment to its eradication
Within the framework of the Day of No Violence against Women, the University of Azuay together with its Faculty of Psychology and Department of Equity and Gender, Fulbright Commission and the Council of Higher Education, carried out the presentation of the “Care Guide Psychological for Victims of Gender-Based Violence", it is the product of an inter-institutional collaboration between our University, the University of Cuenca, the Women and Family Support Center "Las Marías" and the Solidarity and Family Foundation (SOFAMI). ).
The event was attended by authorities from the different institutions, as well as teachers, administrative staff and students from our university community.
The psychological care guide for victims of gender-based violence is a key tool for professionals who work with women in situations of violence. With six chapters, it addresses background, theoretical approaches and areas of gender violence. Examines legal aspects, consequences and presents models of psychological intervention. The self-care of the therapeutic team is highlighted.
Based on interdisciplinary research and experience from institutions such as the University of Cuenca and the University of Azuay, supported by the "Las Marías" Women and Family Support Center and the Solidarity and Family Foundation (SOFAMI). Its main objective is to guide psychological intervention, empower women and reduce gender violence.
At the meeting Francisco Salgado, rector of the University of Azuay, addressed the public pointing out that it is an extremely important moment to recognize and give thanks to the women who have made this meeting possible, pointing out that the book being presented is made by women, for women and with women, where it is shown that in fact, when women actively participate in the management of organizations and the university community, better results are achieved.
Without a doubt, this guide invites us to reflect on an issue that concerns us all as a community and motivates us to be part of a movement as necessary as the eradication of violence against women.