Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Among college graduates, whites still earn 47% more than blacks


Note from BW of Brazil: The article we present below doesn’t in fact reveal anything that researchers of racial inequality in Brazil didn’t already know. The fact is that social disparities … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Historic victory of striking sanitation workers once again highlights the color of “place” in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: First of all, it’s necessary for readers to know that this particular story is from about two weeks ago and thus old news to anyone … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brazil has most maids of any country in the world; a legacy of slavery, oppression and social inequality, middle and upper classes want to keep it that way


While the film The Help may have brought back memories of paternalistic, oppressive relationships in the recent past of the US, domestic service in Brazil continues to be a widespread facet of … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

“Black Women Tell Your Story” Award selects the best essays on the trajectory of Afro-Brazilian women


Concurso/Prêmio Mulheres Negras contam sua História   The best five compositions will be awarded R$5,000 (US$2,500), and the five candidates selected in the Essay category will receive R$10,000 (US$5,000). Applications … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black women earn 58.3% of income of non-black men


Study shows differences in working conditions in the country; Metropolitan São Paulo area has the greatest difference between black and non-black. The average real income per hour worked of employed … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Research reveals that Brazilian population doesn’t see young blacks as main victims of violence


  While Black Women of Brazil has consistently reported the treatment of the Afro-Brazilian population in terms of representation, inequality and the racial aspect of homicides, the way Brazilian society perceives these inequalities are based on … Continue reading

November 14, 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 · 1 Comment