Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Health, education, employment and self-esteem: On the situation of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Many of the issues featured in today’s post have been topics discussed on this blog for nearly three years now, including the very question, “what … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Racial inequality in Brazil: a look at how race/color affects women in terms of health care


Note from BW of Brazil: The questions of health and health care (along with income and education) are but two of the areas in which quality of life can be … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Study confirms obesity epidemic in Brazil; at current pace, in 10 years, number of overweight/obese Brazilians will equal that of the US


Eliana do Rosário Santos Amaral, from Bahia, as an adolescent and as an adult    Note from BW of Brazil: While Brazilians, particularly the women, have an international reputation for being … Continue reading

March 7, 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