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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – To give battered women a voice and gather more precise data on domestic violence, the Commission for the Defense of Women's Rights in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies launched last week the "I...
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...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 2017, Brazil’s free telephone service for human rights violations and domestic violence, “Disque 100” (Dial 100), received a total of 142,666 complaints nationwide. The service is...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After stirring emotions among passengers in Carioca Metro Station, in Centro, photo exhibition “Nunca Me Calarei” (I Will Never Keep Quiet), arrived in Leblon’s Jardim de Allah station last Friday...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the next ten days, passengers arriving or leaving Rio’s International Airport will be flying out or into Maria da Penha International. The airport has temporarily changed its name...
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...

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