Guide to Brazil

Gender issues in Brazil

Gender equality Brazil
Photo: Michael Prewett
Gender equality Brazil
Photo: Michael Prewett

Of Brazil’s 207.7 million inhabitants, just over half are women. Women are gaining ground in important areas, occupying 43 percent of the workplace and becoming the primary breadwinners in 37.3 percent of households. The country elected its first-ever female president, Dilma Rousseff, in 2010. Brazil is home to some of the world’s largest and most famous...

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