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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Mexico City presented on Tuesday the first DNA bank in the country that will house genetic information of sex offenders and address the wave of violence against women. Although the work is...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bete speaks softly to her employers as she tries to push down her sleeves to cover her bruised arms. The red welt on her neck, however, she is unable to keep hidden. “He gets like that...
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 Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s President announced during International Women’s Day that she was signing into law a bill to toughen legislation on domestic abuse and crimes against women. The new femicide (killing of...

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