Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: women’s rights

Were 20 million Afro-Brazilian women sterilized? With recent controversy in Kenya, we re-visit the sterilization controversy of the late 1980s in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The focus of today’s post is of a controversial but of a very important nature that has made headlines around the world over the course … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

“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 a session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC, black Brazilian women’s organization will denounce the state for the absence of public policies for black women


by Natasha Pitts   On the first of the month, the Articulação de Organizações de Mulheres Negras Brasileiras (AMNB or Articulation of Brazilian Black Women’s Organizations) will participate in a … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment