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PAVEZ-SOTO, Iskra. Violence Against Migrant Children in Santiago, Chile: Resistances, Agency, and Actors. Migr. Inter [online]. 2018, vol.9, n.4, pp.155-186. ISSN 2594-0279.

This study’s objective is to identify the multiple forms of violence suffered by migrant girls and boys in Santiago, Chile, as well as the strategies of resistance they develop to confront such attacks, recognizing the children’s capacity for agency. Through semi-structured interviews with children and their families, it was found that they suffer racist practices in the search for a family home, in their daily coexistence in the neighborhood, and in the school space with manager-teachers and in the peer group. The limitation of this qualitative study is that the findings cannot be generalized, but it has great testimonial value because it delves into the experiences related by the actors themselves.

Keywords : childhood immigration; violence; agency; Chile; Latin America.

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