Brazil among most dangerous countries for women: Study

Brazil among most dangerous countries for women: Study
Postmedia News
September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 3:25 PM EDT
Women wear pink masks protesting violence against women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 28, 2017. (LEO CORREA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazil is a dangerous place to live if you’re a woman of any age.
According to a study released Tuesday by the Brazilian Forum of Public Security, a non-governmental organization, four girls under the age of 13 are raped every hour in Brazil and a report of violence towards women is received every two minutes by police.
And it appears the violence towards women is on the rise in the South American nation of 200 million people.
“Brazil is still one of the most dangerous places in the world for women,” Valeria Scarance, a public prosecutor, told Brazilian newspaper Globo’s Jornal Nacional show on Tuesday, according to CNN. “And the most dangerous place for a woman is her own home.”
The forum’s report found that the number of murders of women, simply because of their sex, went up by 4% over the previous year despite the national murder rate falling by nearly 11%. In almost 90% of those cases, the killer was the women’s partner or former partner.
The study, based on data provided by the government, suggests the numbers are staggering even when the victims survive – more than 263,000 women were seriously hurt by their partner.
Additionally, the number of reported rapes in Brazil increased. Of the victims, 54% were girls under the age of 13.
A study in 2015 suggested that Brazil had the fifth-highest rate for femicides in the world.
And for men, too.

In fact, I daresay it's more dangerous for males than females, as most countries are.