In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.
Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.
The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.
In the midst of the Zika epidemic, Brazil’s conservative Congress has seemingly done everything it can to make the situation worse for Brazilian women.
Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.