Brazil: Picking up the pieces: Women’s experience of urban violence in Brazil

Index Number: AMR 19/001/2008

This report provides a glimpse of what life is like for women in many parts of Brazil today. In socially excluded communities women live out their lives against a backdrop of constant criminal and police violence. The report focuses on the largely untold stories of women struggling to live their lives, to bring up their children and to fight for justice amid police and criminal violence. It highlights some of the patterns of human rights violations against women in particular.

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