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Human Rights

Brazil women have achieved much, but equality is still a long way off

In a significant number of households, women are the breadwinners, and have to support their families on their own. In 2018, 45 percent of Brazilian households were headed by a woman.

Politics

Brazilian women to retire five years before men

The concession made to Brazilian congresswomen will allow female workers in the private enterprise to retire with full pay five years before men.

Politics

Thousands of women protest against Bolsonaro

Thousands of women staged demonstrations across a number of cities in Brazil and overseas against presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. In São Paulo city alone, some 200 thousand people were reported to have attended the rallies, according to the organizers.

General

Brazil plans to increase women’s participation in diplomacy

Despite adding up to more than half of Brazil’s population, women make up 23 percent of diplomats at the service of the country.