Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: domestics workers

Racial inequalities persist after 125 years of the abolition of slavery


by Naira Sodré and Max Milliano Melo Yesterday, May 13, we remembered the date of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. But 125 years after the abolition of slavery, … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sisters create a new business model offering domestic services


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil simultaneously has the most maids in the world while see sharp declines in the numbers of people working in this profession. According to research by the … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reminiscing about the slavery era: Why the new maids’ law was necessary


Note from BW of Brazil: Much has been written about the new domestics law that extended new rights to the millions of people that work in domestic services in Brazil. … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nannies and maids: relations that perpetuate racism and sexism


Note from BW of Brazil: With the recent passage of the new law that expands the rights of maids in Brazil, the web is full of stories and essays that highlight the relations … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment