CEPIA has launched the Portuguese version of the case study on Brazil in the publication “Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women – International Perspectives”, prepared by the international organization Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). This publication, which brings together case studies from eight countries with distinct social, cultural and religious contexts, allows for a broad comparative analysis of how family laws can perpetuate or combat gender violence. The countries involved are Brazil, India, Iran, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal and Turkey.

Brazil’s case study, by Mariana Barsted, with the participation of Jacqueline Pitanguy and Leila Barsted, highlights how changes in civil laws, especially family laws, were instrumental in passing laws against gender-based violence.

The launch took place on June 24th, at Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ), in Rio de Janeiro, in an event organized by the Collaborative Practices Committee in partnership with OAB-RJ, bringing together Lívia Caetano, President of the Collaborative Practices Commission, Rebeca Servaes Vice President of the OAB Women’s Commission, Mariana Barsted, member of the Collaborative Practices Commission and responsible for the case study of Brazil, Adriana Ramos de Mello, Head Judge of the I Court of Domestic and Family Violence against Women of Rio de Janeiro, Comba Marques Porto, Judge retired by the Regional Labor Court, and Jacqueline Pitanguy and Leila Barsted.

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