BRAZIL SOLIDARITY LETTER – In defence of Jacqueline Pitanguy

On 3 December 2019, Brazilian sociologist Jacqueline Pitanguy became the target of a serious accusation by the Brazilian Minister of Family Women and Human Rights, Damares Alves, who in a post published on her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages claimed: “Pitanguy defends the killing of babies.” This attack arose from an interview with Jacqueline in the magazine Marie Claire, published on 20 September 2019, in which she stated: “When you define religious beliefs as public … Continued

BRAZIL – Paving the way for more humane treatment

Decriminalising abortion means paving the way for more humane treatment for the sexual and reproductive health of all women and girls, as well as bringing more safety to the process of those who need, for whatever reason, to terminate a pregnancy. (Descriminalizar o aborto significa abrir o caminho para um tratamento mais humanizado para a saúde sexual e reprodutiva de todas as mulheres e meninas, além de trazer mais segurança para o processo daquelas que … Continued

BRAZIL – Festival for Women’s Lives in Curitiba

Organized by social movements from all over Brazil, the Festival for Women’s Lives took place on 27 and 28 September 2019. The event, organised entirely by women, aimed to discuss and debate women’s rights. The events began on the 27th afternoon, with shows by women artists and artistic interventions as well as information on reproductive sexual rights. On the 28th, the programme featured the percussive project Baque Mulher, which together with the festival organisation will promote chat, yoga and … Continued

BRAZIL – Infographic comparing articles on abortion in 2018 and 2019

The Trench Project aims to monitor the public debate on abortion in Brazil. Its communication arm continuously monitors various news channels, blogs and websites carrying news, reports and articles on abortion. They make a compilation of all articles that have the word “abortion” in the title or body of the text of the article and categorise them as favourable, opposed or neutral. In addition, they look at articles focusing on abortion internationally and related articles. … Continued

BRAZIL – Statement of Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO) for 28 September 2019

We, teachers, researchers, students, managers, members of organised social movements, health professionals, concerned with the guarantee of democracy, the right to health and the Unified Health System – universal SUS, public, free and good quality – who are gathered in João Pessoa at the 8th Brazilian Congress of Social and Human Sciences in Health, express our repudiation of the various forms of violation of our democracy and the retraction of social rights that have been … Continued

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