Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In Brazil, justice is white and rich: A comparison of two women, one black, one white, provides another example of this


Note from BW of Brazil: In practical terms, the justice system is supposed to provide equal access and render equal treatment to all whether in situations of judgement, imprisonment or … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

The imprisoned woman in Brazil is young, black and with low education; in one state prison, privatization coincides with prisoner increase of 624%!


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is quickly increasing its stake in a “prison planet”. This is one conclusion that one could come if we take a quick glance and … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

In the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil opens the country’s first private prison


Through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Ribeirão das Neves (state of Minas Gerais) receives fifth prison complex in the city   In the US, there has long been an outcry against … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment