Observed every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
In Brazil, this year also highlights the need for women – especially Black women – to stand up against violence.
A survey carried out by the Brazilian Public Security Forum found nearly 30 percent of Brazilian women reported suffering physical or psychological violence during 2022. And among all victims, Black women reported more than double the incidents reported by White women.
CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco sat down with one leading Black author in Brazil – who found no surprise in this racial disparity.