Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

April 30, 2013: 25 years of Geledés: the Black Women’s Institute – a leading organization in the fight against racism and giving visibility to black women of Brazil. Congratulations!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, April 30th, in 1988 the black women’s organization Geledés began its very important work of giving voice to Brazil’s black women and articulating a dialogue … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

In a session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC, black Brazilian women’s organization will denounce the state for the absence of public policies for black women


by Natasha Pitts   On the first of the month, the Articulação de Organizações de Mulheres Negras Brasileiras (AMNB or Articulation of Brazilian Black Women’s Organizations) will participate in a … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sueli Carneiro, director of the Geledés Institute for Black Women


Sueli Carneiro is the founder of Geledés, a black women’s organization which intertwines concerns of race and gender, and addresses the particular problems confronted by women of color in Brazil. … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sueli Carneiro, director of the Geledés Institute for Black Women


Sueli Carneiro is the founder of Geledés, a black women’s organization which intertwines concerns of race and gender, and addresses the particular problems confronted by women of color in Brazil. … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Edna Roland: A warrior in the fight for the equality of black women in Brazil


Edna Roland Brazilian, woman, from the north, and black. In this country, most people who fit this profile live a life associated with – and almost predetermined to – poverty, … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Edna Roland: A warrior in the fight for the equality of black women in Brazil


Edna Roland Brazilian, woman, from the north, and black. In this country, most people who fit this profile live a life associated with – and almost predetermined to – poverty, … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Natural black hair and the politics of "good appearance" in Brazil


Whenever the topic is the existence of racism in Brazil, usually there are a few consistent reactions. 1)      Some Brazilians will consistently claim the belief that racism doesn’t exist in Brazil … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment