Women in situations of violence in Niterói (RJ) will receive assistance in the amount of R$ 1 thousand

In the week that the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated, the City of Niterói (RJ) launched a program that seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence through financial emancipation.

Social assistance for women in situations of violence, established by Law No. 3622, allocates the value of one thousand reais to victims for a period of six months, which can be extended for another six. Registration for the program begins this Thursday (25).

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To be entitled to the benefit, the woman must meet certain requirements such as being a resident of Niterói, living with the aggressor, registering the Police Report of the aggression and having an income of up to three minimum wages or average income per family member equal to or less than R $700.00.

Nine out of 10 women victims of femicide died by the actions of a partner or a relative in 2021, according to the Anuário Brasileiro de Segurança Pública.

Helping women to break the bond with the aggressor, especially financial dependence, is the main objective of the program. The secretary of the Coordination of Women’s Rights and Policies, Fernanda Sixel, says that other actions are also planned to fight violence against women in the city.

“Social Assistance is a fundamental tool in combating violence against women and makes it possible to build exit doors and hope so that each woman can achieve her emancipation. We are working to ensure, in addition to assistance, training courses and a bank of opportunities of employment, in addition to the expansion of service locations as a way of facilitating access to public policies”, said the secretary.


Women in situations of violence can call or send a message to the number (21) 98204-4306, which will be an exclusive service channel for program information and will also answer via WhatsApp.

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The cases will be evaluated by the technical team of the Specialized Center for Assistance to Women in Situations of Violence (Ceam), which will monitor the assistance provided to victims.

The launch of the program is part of the schedule of the 21 days of Activism against violence against women, which runs until mid-December. This Thursday (25), the Specialized Care Center for Women Neuza Santos (Ceam) will be reopened, located in the center of Niterói, which has undergone renovations in recent months.

Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro

Edition: Clívia Mesquita


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