Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

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

Brazil: Where "The Help" is still an unequal reality for black women


  The 2011 film “The Help” portrayed the cruel realities of the lives of black domestic workers in 1960s Mississippi. In modern day Brazil, the often demeaning, unappreciated efforts of … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 1 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 · 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