Women: for a life without violence


Women: for a life without violence. Latinamerica press. 2006;38 (7).

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Violence against women is the cruelest manifestation of gender-based discrimination and inequality, and despite numerous international agreements to eradicate it, the trend has continued, ever more bloodily, fueled by a patriarchal society in which women are the undervalued sex.

“The continuation of violence against women in the 21st century is inconceivable and unacceptable,” says Célia Leão, a state deputy from São Paulo, Brazil, and a key member of the first Parliamentary Investigation Commission on violence against women in that state in the mid-1990s.

One of society’s greatest challenges is for violence against women to be considered a human rights violation. 

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ISSN: 0254-203X
See also: Latin America
Last updated on 09/20/2015