By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro sanctioned amendments to the Maria da Penha Law of August 7th, 2006. The new version allows for emergency protective measures for women or their dependants in situations of domestic and family violence.

The alteration was published in the Official Gazette of the Union this Tuesday, 14th, and was also signed by the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves. Senator Leila Barros (PSB-DF) proposed the bill.

According to the text, "if there is a current or imminent risk to the life or physical integrity of . . .

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