Monday, July 12, 2010

Brazil: 10 Women Killed Daily by Domestic Violence

From CNN:
Far from the happy, melodic sway of the "Girl from Ipanema" stereotype, life is no beach for women in Brazil.

Every day, 10 women are killed in domestic violence cases in a country known for its glorious models, according to a new study released Sunday.

And it takes a high-profile incident -- such as the case against a Brazilian goalkeeper who is the prime suspect in the disappearance and murder of a woman -- to bring attention to the problem, said Women's Affairs Minister Nilcea Freire.

1 comment:

Le Loup said...

You should do a piece on domestic voilence in Australia, where women get locked up for fighting back, and the husband gets the kids!
If a beating is bad enough and is reported, then the husband gets a SHORT term of prison, then comes out and beats on the wife again. This continues until the wife is aventually killed. I wonder how many die in Australia?