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Sept. 14, 2021, 8:04 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"[T]hroughout Latin America, women find easy access to illegal abortion drugs via the Internet. In Brazil, for example, where abortion is illegal except in cases of rape, threat to maternal life, or anencephaly (where the fetus lacks a brain), abortion drugs play a vital role in the thriving black market. An estimated one in five Brazilian women under age forty has had an abortion" (para 11).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

3.0
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"In both municipalities, the inequality in terms of women’s land tenure security was gravely exposed. Thus, the urgencies identified were immediately dealt with by government agencies responsible for such policies, both at a local and state levels. On a similar note, the experience and knowledge generated by this research have helped to orient the next steps of the Project. In the case of the community of Jacaré, identified by Dona Silvia (Josefa da Silva), interviewer from Caruaru, the residents are facing constantly threat of eviction due to real estate advances. Thus, the EF team made several visits to the area, established consistent dialogue with residents and began a request for...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The racial issue, also emerged as a recurrent one during the debates. Many of the respondents had difficulties identifying their own race. Black women, for example, do not recognized themselves as such, declaring that they were white or brown. In Brazil, due to structural racism and racist society, to be black, many times infers to be the subject to an inferior position, as portrayed by Ducicleide da Silva, one of the respondents: 'I do not consider myself black, have you seen a black woman with green eyes?'" (para 9). "Domestic violence, while being endemic in some communities such as Bem-te-vi, situated in the rural area of Bonito, is a fact...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The below covers and details the project Leveraging the 2030 Agenda to Strengthen Women’s Land Rights, carried out and coordinated by Espaço Feminista (EF) a Brazilian feminist CSO dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women" (para 1). "In both municipalities, the inequality in terms of women’s land tenure security was gravely exposed. Thus, the urgencies identified were immediately dealt with by government agencies responsible for such policies, both at a local and state levels. On a similar note, the experience and knowledge generated by this research have helped to orient the next steps of the Project. In the case of the community of Jacaré, identified by Dona Silvia...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"The issue that called the most attention was that of domestic violence. Karoline da Silva, a surveyor from Bonito, reported that she realized that the local situation had grown worse. According to her, there was a general disbelief and lack of knowledge from the women who were victims of domestic violence, about the protection the state could ensure to them. This perception was discussed during one of her interviews. She expressed that if she reported her husband’s abuse, he would be arrested for a few days, and soon after released, when she would fear for her life. During the group discussions the link between land tenure security and domestic violence...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The fieldwork, as well as the review of the official data (from IBGE, the National Statistic Office), served as the basis for a series of discussions with grassroots women. These women expressed how touched they were by the home visit discussions, which reflected the fact that an immense amount of land remains concentrated in the hands of a very select group of people, white males being the majority. The group also began to reflect on the grave contradictions and this process was a great opportunity to further discuss the gender relations of power. Some such example were the prevalence of domestic violence in some communities, as well as the fact...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Using a methodology oriented towards a process of exchange of knowledge and experiences that could engender a pathway to women’s empowerment, Espaço Feminista facilitated meetings in both Caruaru and Bonito, to discuss the issues related to the research. Linking previous theoretical and empirical knowledge, with experiences provided by the project, the women started discussing the issues which they considered to be relevant, highlighting issues related to women’s land rights, domestic violence, as well as racial issues" (para 5-6). "In both municipalities, the inequality in terms of women’s land tenure security was gravely exposed. Thus, the urgencies identified were immediately dealt with by government agencies responsible for such policies, both at...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-2

"The issue that called the most attention was that of domestic violence. Karoline da Silva, a surveyor from Bonito, reported that she realized that the local situation had grown worse. According to her, there was a general disbelief and lack of knowledge from the women who were victims of domestic violence, about the protection the state could ensure to them. This perception was discussed during one of her interviews. She expressed that if she reported her husband’s abuse, he would be arrested for a few days, and soon after released, when she would fear for her life. During the group discussions the link between land tenure security and domestic violence...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-DATA-3

The Figure with titles "Brazil" and "Pernambuco" shows the agricultural holders by gender. In Brazil, with a population of 210.1 million and a total area of 8.5 million square km, 81.3% of agricultural holders are men while 18.7% are women. In Pernambuco, with a population of 9.2 million and a total area of 98312 square km, men hold 72.8% of agriculture while women hold 27.2%. (para 4)
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Multiple studies show such misconduct against women to be rampant in Brazilian workplaces. But what horrified feminists was that an elected representative could suffer such a blatant act of sexual harassment from a fellow deputy on the floor of a state assembly. If such a thing could happen there was any woman safe anywhere?" (Para 3).
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Mobilised, this white-hot public anger was such that earlier this month the full assembly voted unanimously to overturn the ethics committee’s decision and instead suspended Cury for six months while closing his office. It was not the expulsion Penna wanted and many activists have no doubt he deserved, but it was celebrated as a victory over the manoeuvrings to let him off with little more than a slap on the wrist" (para 10). "The election of proud misogynist Jair Bolsonaro as president in 2018 just months after the still unresolved assassination of Marielle Franco, the black, lesbian city councillor from Rio who was a party colleague of Penna’s, was a...more
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Nobody in São Paulo watches the TV channel dedicated to covering the Brazilian state’s legislative assembly. But the cameras roll on regardless, which is why on December 16th last year they caught a sexual assault on tape. It happened as state deputy Isa Penna was standing at the podium talking to the chamber’s president. Suddenly she felt someone invade her space from behind while putting a hand on her right breast. It was her colleague, fellow deputy Fernando Cury. Multiple studies show such misconduct against women to be rampant in Brazilian workplaces. But what horrified feminists was that an elected representative could suffer such a blatant act of sexual harassment...more
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"It happened as state deputy Isa Penna was standing at the podium talking to the chamber’s president. Suddenly she felt someone invade her space from behind while putting a hand on her right breast. It was her colleague, fellow deputy Fernando Cury. Multiple studies show such misconduct against women to be rampant in Brazilian workplaces. But what horrified feminists was that an elected representative could suffer such a blatant act of sexual harassment from a fellow deputy on the floor of a state assembly. If such a thing could happen there was any woman safe anywhere?...Cury attempted to talk his way out of trouble. He apologised, though by portraying the...more
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women across Brazil were furious. 'There was a sense of rage,' says Isabela Del Monde, the co-ordinator of Me Too Brasil. 'What more do you need for a man who commits sexual violence against a woman at work to be held responsible? This was filmed!'" (para 9). "And Penna is not finished with Cury yet. She also denounced him to the police, leading to the opening of a criminal investigation. State prosecutors have charged him with 'acting with the clear intention of satisfying his lust', for which he could receive jail time. If Cury’s misconduct and the political mobilisation to help him avoid its consequences demonstrate just how ingrained misogyny...more
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Nobody in São Paulo watches the TV channel dedicated to covering the Brazilian state’s legislative assembly. But the cameras roll on regardless, which is why on December 16th last year they caught a sexual assault on tape. It happened as state deputy Isa Penna was standing at the podium talking to the chamber’s president. Suddenly she felt someone invade her space from behind while putting a hand on her right breast. It was her colleague, fellow deputy Fernando Cury...Cury attempted to talk his way out of trouble. He apologised, though by portraying the incident as a misunderstanding, the result of 'my way of hugging, kissing and showing affection'. He said...more
June 18, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a criminal offense, punishable by up to two years in prison, but it was seldom pursued. A law effective in 2018 broadens the definition of sexual harassment to include actions performed outside the workplace. NGOs reported sexual harassment was a serious concern, and perpetrators were infrequently held accountable" (pg 22).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

1.0
June 7, 2021, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Brazil does not consider itself bound by article 29, paragraph 1, of the above-mentioned Convention" (para 10).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Brazil were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .26 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Brazil" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Brazil was 101.2 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Brazil was 101.2 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Brazil was 27.2% (p 66).
May 11, 2021, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATC-DATA-2

"Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification: '... Brazil does not consider itself bound by article 29, paragraph 1, of the above-mentioned Convention.'
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Brazil does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Brazil were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).