Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

A black youth is 3.7 times more likely to be killed in Brazil than a white youth


Note from BW of Brazil: As we are now one week into the observance of the 2013 Month of Black Consciousness, the battle for the value of the lives of … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Study shows a 15% increase in the number of blacks living in extreme poverty


Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has studied sociology or statistics knows that stats and numbers on various topics can be twisted or presented in different manners, while highlighting … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pink October (Outubro Rosa): Addressing the unequal access of black women to breast care exams


Note from BW of Brazil: In our continuing coverage of health and health care inequalities in Brazil, the following report highlights the differences as specifically measured by access to breast … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazilian women don’t identify with standard of beauty shown on TV, says survey


Note from BW of Brazil: For the past year and half or so this blog has consistently given examples of Brazilian media’s refusal to more accurately portray the physical appearance … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

According to data, Brazil’s black population has surpassed 100 million; as a whole Brazil has passed the 200 million mark


Note from BW of Brazil: When one thinks of Brazil, what type person comes to mind, physically speaking? For some, it is a person who is racially mixed or even … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

In Brazil’s job market, blacks and women experience longer periods of unemployment


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past decade, there has been much chatter about the rise of Brazil’s black middle class. According to these reports, Afro-Brazilians, who have been … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The majority of black women work without an official signed card of employment


Note from BW of Brazil: Working conditions and rights are very important issues that measure the progress of Brazil in terms of how it treats its citizens and workers. Back … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 1 Comment