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Domestic violence in Chile

Domestic violence in Chile is a serious problem. Report on Human Rights Practices 2006: Chile. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor . This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. A 2004 National Women's Service (SERNAM) study reported that 50 percent of married women had suffered spousal abuse, 34 percent reported having suffered physical violence, and 16 percent reported psychological abuse. From January to November 2005, 76,000 cases of family violence were reported to the Carabineros; 67,913 were reported by women, 6,404 by men, and approximately 1,000 by children.

The courts frequently order counseling for those involved in intrafamily violence. At the end of 2006 there were 29 government and private centers to attend to victims of intrafamily violence. During 2006 the SERNAM partnered with NGOs to conduct courses on the legal, medical, and psychological aspects of domestic violence for police officers and judicial and municipal authorities.

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