Rape a Cultural Issue in Brazil

The recent gang rape of a 16-year old girl by more than 30 men in Brazil, has sparked protests and outrage by groups who demand that more be done to combat a culture of rape in Brazil.  Read to find out why critics believe that a new women’s protection unit established by the government is not nearly enough:


The Rio Peace organisation covered the sand on Copacabana beach, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with blood-red or bloody women’s underwear and giant photos of women’s faces, also bloodied, representing the women who have been murdered in Brazil. Credit: Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil