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Change in law ensures agility in releasing measures to protect women

President Jair Bolsonaro says the objective is to give immediate support to the woman

The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, enacted Law 13,827, which allows the delegate or police to issue urgent protective measures to threatened women with life or physical integrity, in the absence of a judge on duty and / or unavailability of a police station. municipality.

In her social networks, Bolsonaro commented that the intention is to offer more support to women. "The objective is to give immediate support to women in this type of critical situation, which often takes time to happen, costing the victim's physical integrity and life," he said.

The changes are intended to ensure greater agility, consistent database and, mainly, aim to preserve the lives of women in situations of violence, according to the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights.

The law, which was sanctioned on Monday (13), also allows law enforcement officers to withdraw, in case of absence of a delegate, at the time of the complaint. The protective measure applied by the police authority should be informed to the Court within 24 hours, with the judge having the same period to evaluate the maintenance or revocation of the act. 

The Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, explained that the law will be an efficient instrument for the protection of women. "The woman who goes through a situation of violence is in a hurry, especially in those areas where there is no district, she is not protected, so the protective measure is guaranteed and the Judiciary analyzes the validity of the measure within 24 hours", explains the minister View Forum Posts "I want you to imagine a city there in the interior of the Amazon, eight days to get there, there is no police officer, the police can do that." The law comes to protect women, especially from far away places, "he said. 

"We face a serious problem of domestic violence in the country and all actions that seek to ensure the lives of women should be celebrated. Now we need to follow the implementation of the new legislation, "says assistant secretary Rosinha Adefal.

* With information from the Ministry of Women, the Family and Human Rights