Little to Celebrate in Brazil on International Women’s Day

A study by FSB shows that 4.5 million women were victims of physical aggression in the country during the past twelve months.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite a broader awareness of women’s rights, and laws implemented in the past year which make sexual harassment a crime, violence against women continues at an appalling rate in Brazil, according to women's rights groups.

“Feminicides are surging in a country that in 2018 had one of the largest numbers of feminicides in the world, with 70 percent of these murdered women being black. Already in 2019 126 feminicides have occurred,” stated the Instituto Patricia Galvão, a non-governmental entity advocating for women’s rights in Brazil . . .

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