The history of women and gender in Brazil

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What do women want?
Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz, News from Brazil, 19 January 1995. An editorial by Marta Suplicy, a PT federal deputy, who responds to an article written by Otavio Frias Filho, who concluded that feminism has lost its reason for being because women want too many incompatible things: equality, romance, success in work, healthy family life.
Brazilian Women's Prison Conditions
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 13 March 1997. Interview by Fabio Guedes of a Catholic nun who spent time in prison. Also prisoners' comments extracted from A Producao da Esperanca (The Production of Hope), Carandiru Prison, Sao Paulo, by Maria Emilia Guerra Ferreira, 1996.
Domestic Violence
Jornal Femea, November 1999. The question of domestic or intrafamilial violence is obscured by a lack of absolute data. New studies and surveys are being done by state organs and NGOs that contribute to the increased visibility of the problem. Bodily harm is the principal complaint registered by women at the police stations. A change in the women's attitude.
Rural Women March to Demand a Better Life
By Mario Osava, IPS, 11 August 2000. The March of the Margaridas mobilised some 15,000 women in protest against the economic policy, poverty and violence in rural areas. They staged demonstrations outside the Central Bank, the Ministry of Justice and the National Congress in the Brazilian capital. The National Confederation of Agricultural Workers (CONTAG) organised the march to underscore the specific demands of rural women.
World March of Women to end on October 17
Linha Aberta, 10 October 2000. The World March of Women against poverty and sexual violence was begun on March 8 of this year on the International Day of Women. On the 15th, a group of women will represent Brazil in a protest in Washington, D.C. in front of the World Bank and IMF, which have kept the poorest countries of the world in perpetual debt and poverty (brief).