Women and Violence: Portuguese Campaign to Support Mari Ferrer Mobilizes Europe

In December 2018, in Florianópolis, young influencer Mariana Ferrer filed criminal rape charges against a local entrepreneur. Footage of the trial, held last September through videoconference, show the defandant's attorney insulting and humiliating the victim,with the judge and prosecutor silently observing.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The campaign began in the first week of this month with the involvement of people from several Portuguese cities and other European countries such as Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. They sent photos naming their cities and featuring the hashtag #justicapormariferrer (#justiceformariferrer).

According to Cyntia de Paula, president of 'Casa do Brasil de Lisboa' (Brazil House in Lisbon), in addition to the shares, the initiative has already had hundreds of reactions on social networks. Campaigns like the one calling for justice for Mari Ferrer are crucial for women victims of violence to understand "that they . . .

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