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Rio’s Carnaval Celebrates Life and Blasts New President

Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnaval celebrations officially began on Friday in the first festival ...

60 percent of attackers are current or ex-partners of victims

Every Minute 8 Women Are Victims of Violence in Brazil

Details from DataFolha’s latest study, “Visible and Invisible: The Mistreatment of Women in Brazil,” ...

Discrimination from Parties Keeps Brazilian Women from Elective Posts

Nearly 20 years after it became mandatory for political parties in Brazil to save ...

Brazilian Women Victims of Violence Urged to Denounce Their Assailants

“Do not report tomorrow the abuse you suffer today.” This is the motto adopted ...

Women’s Hands Are All Over Brazil’s Booming Agribusiness

In Rondonópolis, in the interior of Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, a woman called ...

Brazil Might Soon Have a Female President But There Are Still Too Few Women in Politics

In the coming October 3 presidential election, two of the three frontrunners are women. ...

Ever So Slowly Brazilian Women Are Catching Up to Their Male Peers

Neither Giselle, nor destitute homeless. A new portrait of Brazilian women emerges from a ...