By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new bill approved by the Brazilian Senate this week, which will expand the sanctions in case of sexual abuse committed in public places and public transport as well as the dissemination of sex and scenes on the Internet, has been applauded by experts working with the protection of women’s rights.

"It's something that strengthens our actions. [The project] expanded the identification of crimes that were previously uncomfortable to mention, because they were not included in the Penal Code. We now have a way of redefining criteria for . . .

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