Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Black women take care of white women’s children when no one else is there”: Creuza de Oliveira, president of the domestics union, talks about the importance of Brazil’s new maid law


Note from BW of Brazil: This blog has covered the maid/employer relationship extensively as momentum for the new domestics law continued to grow in anticipation of its passage in what … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

In what’s being called an "historic day", new law that secures more workers’ rights for domestic workers starts today in Brazil


Creuza Maria (center), president of the National Federation of Domestic Workers celebrates the new law Federal Deputy Benedita da Silva celebrates new law with Creuza Maria The new law for domestic … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brazil’s first and only black university graduates its first class of Law students


 Marilene de Mello is part of the first class of law graduates at Unipalmares  The student Marilene de Mello was chosen to take the vow of students in the graduation … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment