On 8 March, International Women’s Day, ARTICLE 19 South America launched a new set of webpages on its Temáticos website, focusing on access to information about violence against women in Brazil.
Entitled Gênero (‘Gender’), new pages feature the report Violência Contra a Mulher no Brasil – acesso à informação e políticas públicas (‘Violence Against Women in Brazil – access to information and public policies’), a survey of information sources on violence against women in Brazil.
Gênero also includes:
- a short book of poems by the feminist writer Jarid Arraes, Informação contra o Machismo (‘Information Against Sexism’), about the oppression of women and the role information plays
- information about ARTICLE 19 South America’s work about access to information about violence against women
- step-by-step instructions on how to request information from public bodies
- a comments page
- a timeline of significant events relating to violence against women and access to information.
“The publication of this content is hugely important to us because it brings together all the work we have been doing on this subject, and highlights the importance of access to public information as yet another resource in combating violence against women,” said Joara Marchezini, officer from the Access to Information team.
She adds: “This is just the beginning for us, a sign of our intention to join other organisations and contribute to the debate on this issue”.
Temáticos is part of the wider web portal Livre Acesso. The right to access information about other issues is also included on Temáticos, for example education, environment, water, housing and health.