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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:47 AM

Women killed at 'alarming' rate in Brazil, rights body says

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 4 February 2019 20:39 GMT

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, Feb 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four women have been killed every day so far this year in Brazil, a rate the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called "alarming" on Monday.

The IACHR, the human rights arm of the 35-member Organization of American States, said more must be done to prevent and prosecute femicides in Brazil. Femicide is the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender.

"The Commission calls on the Brazilian State to implement comprehensive strategies to prevent these acts, fulfill its obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish those responsible, as well as to offer protection and comprehensive reparation to all victims," the Washington-based IACHR said in a statement.

To stem femicide, Brazil passed a law in 2015 giving a legal definition of the crime, with tougher jail sentences of up to 30 years for convicted offenders.


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Judi Lynn Feb 2019 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:57 AM

1. LIke that's going to change any time soon...nt

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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:25 AM

2. K & R for exposure.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:23 PM

7. another K&R for same reason, w/ potential Trump conversation

After hearing that 4 Brazilian women were killed, Teflon Don asked "How many zeros are there in a Brazilian?"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:04 AM

3. We are a species at war with itself. -nt

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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 12:32 PM

4. K&R.

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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:11 PM

5. STumpy helps the s. americun countrys that are in turmoil and supply our oil..


Forget the atrocities of the other places....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:16 PM

6. From the article:

"Femicides are not an "isolated problem" but reflect "sexist values deeply rooted in Brazilian society," the IACHR said.

Black women, those belonging to indigenous groups and the LGBT+ community, as well as women politicians and human rights activists are most at risk of being killed, the IACHR noted.

Last year, the murder of Marielle Franco, a rising political star and black councilwoman in Rio de Janiero, sparked public outcry and protests. Her killing remains unsolved.

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office last month, renamed the existing Ministry of Human Rights to the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, and lumped indigenous rights with women's issues.

The new minister for the department, Damares Alves, a pro-life evangelical pastor, has pledged to tackle the country's gender wage gap and support poor women."

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