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Tag: Women’s Rights

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s capital, Brasília, will be taken over by women this week. The two scheduled marches, one by indigenous women of Latin America and the other by rural women of Brazil, are expected to gather more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attempts by Brazil’s soccer star Neymar, to defend himself against rape allegations, may be backfiring. The Paris Saint-Germain player tried to defend himself by releasing a seven-minute Instagram video with...
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...
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 Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting at 4PM, this Thursday, July 12th there will be a march, entitled ‘Quanto Mais Tem Que Morrer Pra Essa Guerra Acabar?’ (How Many More Have to Die for This...
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 – 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...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday,...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an...

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