Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Why do blacks have less access to health care than whites in Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret. The tentacles of racism reach so many areas of society that one would be completely out of touch with reality if they … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Health and the black woman: “Invisibility sickens and kills!”


Note from BW of Brazil: The health of black population is a theme that has been at the forefront of many demands of Afro-Brazilian organizations for a number of years. These … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Don’t remain silent – Racism is bad for your health!”: Ministry of Health launches campaign against racism in public hospitals


Note from BW of Brazil: Racism and racial inequalities exist throughout Brazilian society, so why would the medical industry be any different? Last spring, Brazil became the first country to pay … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Brazil becomes the first country to pay compensation as a result of a maternal death; lawsuit highlights discriminatory practices against black women in health care system


    Note from BW of Brazil: Health, discriminatory practices and unequal access to health care are very important topics that have been featured in a number of posts on … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Event pays homage to black women and discusses much needed public policies for this segment of the population


Note from BW of Brazil: The story of the black woman of Brazil remains an under appreciated chapter of Brazilian history. Continuously portrayed as either maids or dancing Carnaval mulatas, … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Racial inequality in Brazil: a look at how race/color affects women in terms of health care


Note from BW of Brazil: The questions of health and health care (along with income and education) are but two of the areas in which quality of life can be … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s “More Doctors for Brazil” program aims to address the country’s physician shortage through the contracting of foreign doctors


Note from BW of Brazil: Along with education and income, health care is another area in which the quality of life of the citizens of a particular country can be … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment