CEPIA

WLP Brazil's Letter to Congress: "Do Not Close the Doors to Women"

January 29, 2018

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In response to a wave of regressive sentiment in Brazil's government, Jacqueline Pitanguy, Executive Director of WLP Brazil/CEPIA,  wrote a public letter speaking out against lawmakers pushing for anti-women policies. Pitanguy criticized a number of sexist measures that have been pushed through in recent months, noting in particular the vote on PEC 181/2015 in the House Special Committee, which prohibits abortion even in cases of rape, in cases of a fetus with anencephaly, and in circumstances where the woman's life is at risk.

Revealing Key Insights from Study of Brazil’s Maria da Penha Domestic Violence Law

April 5, 2016

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During a public event in March, WLP’s Brazil partner CEPIA disclosed the findings of its study on the Maria da Penha domestic violence law to figures from the public, academia, and the NGO world. A Portuguese version of WLP’s training manual on gender-based violence was also unveiled at the event. 

Interview with Outgoing WLP Board Chair Jacqueline Pitanguy

December 13, 2010

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On January 1, 2011 Jacqueline Pitanguy retires after four years as Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. A sociologist and political scientist and native of Brazil, she will remain a WLP board member as she focuses on the non-governmental organization she founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, CEPIA (Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaco e Acao – Citizenship, Studies, Oversight, Information and Action). CEPIA promotes human and citizenship rights on health, sexual and reproductive rights, violence, poverty, employment and access to justice.

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