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Argentina: Information on protection and redress available to female victims of spousal abuse from both state agencies and non-governmental organizations

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 January 1996
Citation / Document Symbol ARG22542.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina: Information on protection and redress available to female victims of spousal abuse from both state agencies and non-governmental organizations, 1 January 1996, ARG22542.E, available at: [accessed 17 December 2017]
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Please find attached a series of articles and reports that deal with various aspects of the situation of women in Argentina and provide general information on the above-mentionned subject.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Barrett, Jacqueline K. and Jane E. Malonis. 1993. Encyclopedia of Women's Associations Worldwide. London: Gale Research International, pp. 113-115.

Boletin. No. 7. January 1995. Isis internacional. "Argentina: Controversial Law," p. 19.

_____. No. 6. November 1994. Isis internacional, p. 20.

Chiarotti, Susana. 1993. "Domestic Violence: Legal Strategies in Latin America," Women: Watched and Punished. Edited by Roxana Vasquez. Lima: Latin American Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights, pp. 79-86.

Del Carmen Feijoó, María. 1994. "From Family Ties to Political Action: Women's Experiences in Argentina," Women and Politics Worldwide. Edited by Barbara J. Nelson and Najma Chowdhury. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 60-72.

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW). December 1994. 1995 IWRAW to CEDAW Country Reports on Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Mauritius, Norway, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Uganda. Minneapolis, MN: Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, pp. 45-50.

Sisterhood is Global. 1984. Edited by Robin Morgan. New York: DoubleDay, pp. 50-54.

Zurutuza, Christina. 1986. "Argentina: Women's Legal Activism," Empowerment and the Law: Strategies of Third World Women. Edited by Margaret Schuler. Washington DC: OEF International, pp. 342-345.

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