Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise

In Brazil, four girls under 13 are raped every hour and every two minutes police receive a report of violence against women.

Brazil — which is home to over 200 million people — is already among the most dangerous places on earth to be female.

The report found that femicides — when a woman is murdered for being a woman — increased by 4% last year on the previous year, even as the national homicide rate fell 10.8%. In 88% of those cases, the perpetrator was the woman’s partner or former partner.

Source: Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise – CNN

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