Note from BW of Brazil: The historic first national March of Black Women brought a lot of attention to the issues of black Brazilian women. And that includes the nation’s current and first female President, Dilma Rousseff. How could it not? The march that brought thousands of black women from across the country forced police to re-route traffic in the nation’s capital! After the march, Rousseff met with a group of women who were participants in the march who are also leaders of various black women’s organizations.
Re-affirming her commitment to black women’s issues, President Dilma wrote the following in a series of tweets:
“We have a responsibility to perfect our policies promoting racial equality, against violence and for the appreciation of the woman (…) Against violence and for the guarantee of rights and opportunities for black women. #MarchaDasMulheresNegras. I received at the Planalto (Presidential Palace) a group of women and reaffirmed our commitment to the fight against racism (…) The #MarchaDasMulheresNegras (March of Black Women) creates a force of contention of prejudice. Long live the citizenship of the black woman! The fight of #MarchaDasMulheresNegras is against racism, violence and social and gender inequality, an issue that is also that of my government. I congratulate and stand in solidarity w/the thousands of black women throughout the country that came together today in Brasília in the 1st #MarchaDasMulheresNegras”
President Dilma reaffirms commitment to the struggle of black women
President stressed that women’s struggle is against racism, violence and social and gender inequality
Courtesy of Portal Brasil. All photos by Valter Campanato of Agência Brasil and Roberto Stuckert Filho of PR
President Dilma Rousseff wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (18) about the meeting she had with a group of women who were in Brasília for the first edition of the March of Black Women.
Dilma pointed out that women’s struggle is against racism, violence and social and gender inequality a commitment that the government has taken on. “I reaffirmed our commitment to the fight against racism, violence and the guarantee of rights and opportunities for black women,” she wrote.
The president congratulated the movement and said that she will stand in solidarity with the thousands of women throughout the country who gathered in the march. “We have a responsibility to improve our policies promoting racial equality, against violence and for the appreciation of the woman,” she added.
Source: Portal Brasil