In Portugal, over the last 20 years, we have seen great strides in
addressing intimate partner violence against
women by their male partners. Measuring and understanding progress,
and achieving sustainable systems change is a major challenge and to
achieve this aim we need to identify events, persons and settings that contribute
for the critical factors that create long term transformations in the systems
and the creation of new resources . Since the healthcare system is one of
the main actors of intervention with survivors, the goal of this project was to
interview key stakeholders from the healthcare system in order to understand the main changes they perceive have happened over the past two decades. Based on interviews with key stakeholders,
our study explores the evidences of the changes that occurred in the healthcare
system, the intersections with other systems and their visions for the future.
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