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Invisible Victims — The Lack of Recognition on Violence Against Older Women

By Maria Luiza Graciano

Social media has changed the way people access and receive information all over the world, and this has caused many positive side effects, like connecting different cultures, but one of the most peculiar effects is the new wave of popularization of philosophical movements, like feminism. With Twitter and Instagram filled with hashtags like “girl power” and how the “future is female”, topics like gender-based violence and violence against women have become recurrent on the day-to-day agenda. However, many people who have access to such information do not fully understand it - such as the elderly, for whom computers and the Internet are like a foreign language, but whom still have as great of a need for it's benefits as everyone else.

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