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Brazil's Empty Gestures to Women

Expand Women protest against gender-based violence in Brasilia, Brazil, in 2016.   © 2019 Wilson Dias/Agência Brasil Brazil's Family, Women and Human Rights Minister Damares Alves called a news conference on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. She remained silent for 30 long seconds in front of television cameras and left. Later, she explained to reporters she did it on purpose to make them see “how difficult it is for a woman to remain in silence. It is very bad to take the voice away from a woman.” She wanted to attract attention to a new publicity…

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