Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In Brazil, justice is white and rich: A comparison of two women, one black, one white, provides another example of this


Note from BW of Brazil: In practical terms, the justice system is supposed to provide equal access and render equal treatment to all whether in situations of judgement, imprisonment or … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Victim of brutal lynching in northeastern state of Maranhão had no prior police record


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup report of a savage lynching that happened earlier this month in the northeastern state of Maranhão. Vigilante lynchings have long been a … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The imprisoned woman in Brazil is young, black and with low education; in one state prison, privatization coincides with prisoner increase of 624%!


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is quickly increasing its stake in a “prison planet”. This is one conclusion that one could come if we take a quick glance and … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment