Activists denounce rural violence against Brazil women

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Agence France-Presse – Global Post – Tuesday, 05 March 2013 (originally published 21 Feb)

More than 3,000 female farm workers from around Brazil marched in Brasilia Thursday to demand an end to rural violence against women and measures to assist them.

“Violence against women in rural areas is a silent reality. We know it exists and reports have increased although there are no statistics,” said Eliane Jahn of the Peasant Women’s Movement.

She said the protest coincides with a three-day meeting focused on “violence and the lack of public policies” . . .

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