In Brazil, Ten Women Are Assaulted Every Hour

Posted on March 8, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

On March 8, 2013, A Tarde reported that in Brazil in 2012, ten women were assaulted every hour in the country.  These numbers come from statistics reported by the federal Women’s Assistance Center’s Ligue 180 campaign.  Physical violence represented the most frequent of the 88,000+ incidents, at 50,236 (56%); other cases included psychological (28%), sexual (12%) and moral (2%) abuse. The Federal District displayed the highest rate of women’s abuse, at 1,473 cases per 100,000 women.  In 70% of the cases, the aggressor was either the romantic partner or husband of the victim.  Read Article

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