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Brazil becomes the first country to pay compensation as a result of a maternal death; lawsuit highlights discriminatory practices against black women in health care system


    Note from BW of Brazil: Health, discriminatory practices and unequal access to health care are very important topics that have been featured in a number of posts on … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Young black men die by murder, young black women die from lack of health care: "Public security", state authoritarianism and the extermination of the black population


Originally titled: “Os jovens negros morrem e as mulheres negras também morrem (Young black men are dying and black women are also dying)” by Luka* It’s been awhile since the Movimento Negro … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 11 Comments

Seminar highlights black women’s health and unequal access to health care


As studies have proven, black women have less access to health care in Brazil. Surveys conducted by respected institutions like the Institute of Economic Research (IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica) … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seminar highlights black women’s health and unequal access to health care


As studies have proven, black women have less access to health care in Brazil. Surveys conducted by respected institutions like the Institute of Economic Research (IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica) … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Must black elites “sell out” to maintain status? Black women put Minister of Human Rights on blast after she denominates President “godfather of black women”


Note from BW of Brazil: Why does this seem to be such a common story? Black person struggles, achieves success and reaches the pinnacle of their career but as soon … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Racism begins at pregnancy: A series of reports addresses the reality of pregnant black women, the main victims of obstetric violence


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil, there are certain realities that must be dealt with regardless of how uncomfortable the facts make people feel. For example, it is a … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why do blacks have less access to health care than whites in Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret. The tentacles of racism reach so many areas of society that one would be completely out of touch with reality if they … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

“How are we, Black Women, on International Women’s Day?” – Black Brazilian Women continue preparation of 2015 Black Women’s March!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s date, March 8th, always serves as a day of reflection. For on this day, around the world, millions of women celebrate and remember the beauty … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Black women and feminism in Brazil: the intersections of racial and gender inequality


  Note from BW of Brazil: Black women in Brazil face and continue to face a number of issues that point to Brazil’s vast social inequalities. Unsafe abortions, racism, loss … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Event pays homage to black women and discusses much needed public policies for this segment of the population


Note from BW of Brazil: The story of the black woman of Brazil remains an under appreciated chapter of Brazilian history. Continuously portrayed as either maids or dancing Carnaval mulatas, … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

“We, black women are invisible to the media”, says women’s rights institute vice executive director


  Note from BW of Brazil: The interview below continues along the lines of much of the analysis found daily on this blog. Please see the previous articles associated with the research discussed … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black women are victims of more than 60% of the murders of women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, November 25th, is the International Day for the End of Violence Against Women and this post delves into the racial and color aspects of … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Announcement! “Black Women’s March Against Racism and For Well Being – 2015” announced in the nation’s capital!


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week’s third annual CONAPIR conference in the capital city of Brasília brought together various representatives of black Brazilian women’s organizations from all over Brazil. … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pink October (Outubro Rosa): Addressing the unequal access of black women to breast care exams


Note from BW of Brazil: In our continuing coverage of health and health care inequalities in Brazil, the following report highlights the differences as specifically measured by access to breast … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment