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Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against



A total of 66,041 incidents of sexual violence were reported in 2018 against the polarising backdrop of Jair Bolsonaro’s election victoryBrazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday.The data illustrates a country which became more bigoted and more polarised against the backdrop of last year’s incendiary election campaign and the increase in inflammatory rhetoric by the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his supporters, specialists said. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/10/brazil-violence-against-women-racial-abuse-report

Author : Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Publish date : 2019-09-10 13:00:47

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