Margaridas Women’s March Takes Thousands to Streets of Brasília

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 fifth March das Margaridas (March of the Daisies). During the event, marchers want to call attention to the plight of Brazilian rural women on issues such as domestic violence, gender discrimination, education, sustainable development and agrarian reform.

“We will continue to fight for women [rights],” said general coordinator of the March and secretary for Women’s Issues at Contag (National . . .

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