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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As many as 70,000 women, many wearing the symbol of the movement - a straw hat with flowers on it - descended on Brasília on Tuesday (August 11th) for the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday,...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The feminist movement in Rio remains active in pursuing the goal of equal treatment for women.  Yesterday's Marchas das Vadias (SlutWalk), which drew a rumbling crowd of approximately 400...
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