Bárbara Lopes, a journalist, blogger, and member of Blogueiras Feministas, speaks about how the blog has filled a demand for feminist voices online and in the media.
Maria José “Zeca” Rosado of CDD-Brazil speaks about the younger generations of Brazilian women who are more likely to identify as both Catholic and pro-choice, even as the Vatican and Church leaders continue to speak out against women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Guacira Oliveria of Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria in Brazil speaks about the challenges of advocating for women's and human rights in a newly conservative political climate.
Blogueiras Feministas (“Feminist Bloggers”) began as an online discussion group in 2010 and has grown to a highly visible blog with more than 1,000 bloggers, digital activists, and journalists contributing. It has become a common platform for participants to discussion feminist issues that lack visibility in the mainstream media. The group is currently working to…
In this video, IWHC's partner Reprolatina discusses how they provide accurate and engaging sexual health information to young people in Brazil.
In a time when funding for women's rights groups in Brazil has dried up, organizations are turning to online activism, public events, and art to continue their work.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.
Brazil recently approved legislation that imposes harsher penalties for harming or killing women, a crime referred to as “femicide.”
Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes, a professor and a former nun, may not strike you at first as a rabble-rouser. But she was one of the first nuns to openly challenge the Catholic Church.
IWHC works with Reprolatina in Brazil to educate young people about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The results so far have been outstanding: In the town of Barro Alto in the state of Goiás, the number of adolescent girls giving birth has dropped from 40 percent in 2010 to 10 percent in 2012.