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
- 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
- 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).