Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: prison population

Prison riot in the Amazon brings to the forefront issues of overcrowding & the rise in incarceration rates; Brazil has 4th highest prison population in the world


Note from BW of Brazil: By now the news of a violent uprising inside of a prison complex in Manaus, in the state of Amazonas has shocked the world. Although the … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black, female and judge, Alzeni Barreto says Brazil’s law against racism is not sufficiently utilized due to people lacking the courage to use it


Alzeni Barreto: first black woman to become a judge in Valença, Bahia   Alzeni Barreto, 58, left the city of Santo Amaro, in the Recôncavo region in the northeastern state of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment