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UN Human Rights and UN Women urge Brazilian authorities to rigorously investigate attack on Munduruku Wakoborûn Women's Association headquarters

Monday, April 19, 2021

Foto: ONU Brasil/Karina Zambrana  The UN Human Rights Offices for South America and UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean have received with concern information from affected leaders about the March 25 attack on the headquarters of the Munduruku Wakoborûn Women's Association in the city of Jacareacanga, in the southwestern state of Pará. Reports of attacks against human rights defenders are increasingly frequent in the country, especially against indigenous...

Women in Leadership: Drivers of Transformative Change for Human Rights and Gender Equality

Monday, March 15, 2021

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority theme is women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, in order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be held from March 15 to 26.

Take Five: “When I realized that working with human rights could make a difference in women’s and entire communities’ lives, my law degree started to make sense”

Monday, March 8, 2021

Dandara Rudsan is a black and trans activist from Altamira, in the Brazilian state of Pará. She is a lawyer that has dedicated her life to protecting the traditional communities in the Amazon and their territories. She is part of the organization Formation Center of Black People from Transamazônica and Xingu, supported by the project Connecting Women, Defending Rights, a UN Women Brazil initiative, funded by the European Union.

Shortage of food and water challenge the prevention of the Coronavirus in Brazil’s largest indigenous reserve

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In an interview with UN Women Brazil, earlier this month, nurse Indianara Machado Ramires Guarani Kaiowá, explained why indigenous women and children were more vulnerable and pointed out how persisting historical issues increased the risks posed to them by the new Coronavirus pandemic.

I am Generation Equality: Hingride Marcelle Leite de Jesus, rugby player, community facilitator

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hingride Marcelle Leite de Jesus is a 20-year-old graduate of One Win Leads to Another, a joint programme between UN Women and the International Olympic Committee, which provides weekly sport practice and life skills sessions for adolescent girls in Brazil. She recently met with the football player Marta Vieira da Silva, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and participated in a Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

International seminar Promoting innovative financing through smart investment with a gender approach

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Under the Win Win program: Gender equality is a good business, UN Women with the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and with the funding of the European Union organize the international seminar to present good practices of innovative investments with a gender perspective in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and in Europe, that will increase the access of entrepreneurs to financing, as well as investment in companies committed to equality or in those that produce goods and services that have a positive impact on women and girls lives.

Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring you the voices of Latin American women who are raising their voices and running for office, against all odds.

Press release: UN Women announces Marta Vieira da Silva as Goodwill Ambassador

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women today announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Ms. Vieira da Silva, popularly known by her fans as Marta, will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment across the world, inspiring women and girls to challenge stereotypes, overcome barriers and follow their dreams and ambitions, including in the area of sport.

“Respect Women – it’s as simple as that”.

Friday, February 9, 2018

UN Women Brazil launched a campaign to raise awareness against sexual violence during Carnival, taking into account the high number of cases that arise during the festivities.

From where I stand: “It is time that the world hears our voice”

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rayanne Cristine Maximo Franca is an indigenous youth activist from Brazil. Since leaving her home at 17, she has embarked on a relentless pursuit of rights and recognition for young indigenous women.

Brazil commemorates week of appreciation for domestic workers

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In Brazil, the National Domestic Workers’ Day is commemorated on April 27, and appreciation activities were held throughout the week. In Salvador, a special session was held in the City Hall, together with mobilizations of domestic workers. Meanwhile, in Sao Paulo, public events were organized with support of the Central Workers’ Union (CUT) and the Inter-American Trade Union Institute for Racial Equality (Inspir).

City 50-50 Platform is a tool to encourage gender parity in power spheres

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UN Women launches www.cidade5050.org.br, candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute and the Research Group on Democracy and Inequality at the University of Brasilia (Demodê/UNB). It has institutional support of Congress in Focus, and #MeRepresenta and In Press Group

“Laudelina”, an innovative App at the service of domestic workers in Brazil

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Laudelina is already a reality and its main objective is to legally protect domestic workers and promote a private social network between professionals in this sector.

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Thursday, August 4, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will be at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 – 6 August, highlighting the importance of leadership and participation of women and girls in sport. The Executive Director will carry the Olympic Torch and be part of a prestigious jury to award a prize during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on 5 August. Partners since 2012, UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will co-host an event,...

From where I stand: Maria Judite da Silva Ballerio

Monday, June 13, 2016

Maria Judite da Silva is an indigenous women who is raising awareness about the zika virus among indigenous women in the state of Maranhão.

Time to change expectations: zero retribution to zero tolerance

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In an op-ed, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says "the drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world. This is Brazil’s moment to shake that confidence to its core and reassert the rule of law and its respect for human rights. This is the time for zero tolerance for violence against women and girls."

No form of violence against women and girls should be tolerated: End the culture of tolerance of violence against women, End impunity.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean joins the condemnation of the atrocious case of rape of a minor girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian women are the major beneficiaries of social programs, highlights UN Women and Brazil’s governments’ new publication

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The publication reviews the Brazilian government’s strategy to positively impact on the lives of women through initiatives such as the Bolsa Familia, Brazil Without Extreme Poverty, the National Documentation Program, My House, My Life, Brasil Cariñoso, Light for All, Social Assistance Network, Pro-Gender and Racial Equality in Businesses program, Continuous Loan Benefits and through policies geared towards population aging and care. The publication concludes that the social policies, sustained through investments in the promotion of equality, have a significant impact on the quality of life of women, their families and their communities.

As World Health Day is commemorated globally, actions intensify in response to the Zika virus in Brazil

Thursday, April 7, 2016

On World Health Day (7 April), UN Women and partners are beginning the second phase of targeted communication efforts around women's rights in response to the Zika virus.

UN Women Executive Director visits Brazil

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka undertakes her first official mission to Brazil from 18-19 November 2015.

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