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SAFRANOFF, Ana  and  CAVALO, Lucía Elena. Is Gender Violence a Public Issue for All Women? Exploring the Persistence of the Private, Intimate Notion of the Family among Buenos Aires Women. Sociológica (Méx.) [online]. 2023, vol.38, n.108, pp.73-99.  Epub Apr 12, 2024. ISSN 2007-8358.

Using an analysis of the 2018 Survey on the Situation of Women in the City of Buenos Aires, this article explores the factors associated with the sociocultural norm that emphasizes the privacy and intimacy of the family. The results show that the women most likely to cleave to this norm are mainly older, with very low educational levels, not born in Argentina, and/or are unemployed or inactive. Supporting this private, intimate notion of the family is one of the obstacles to seeking containment and/or counsel- ing when women find themselves in a violent situation, which contributes to increasing the “hidden stats” about that violence. This article suggests that it is very important to take into consideration these groups of women most likely to believe in this idea to be more effective and efficient in designing and communicating current public policies.

Keywords : privacy; intimacy; family; gender; violence against women; survey.

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