03/03/2020 — News
Chilean President Piñera promulgated a new law that redefines femicide. Ley Gabriela (“Gabriela’s Law”) comes as a result of continued petitioning by the family of Gabriela Alcaíno, who was raped and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Significantly, the law extends the crime of...
07/12/2016 — Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
15/03/2018 — News
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.