Brazil commits to realizing women’s rights on all fronts

Brazil affirms its unwavering commitment to uphold gender equality, to empower women and to realize women’s rights on all fronts. It will ensure that all women in situations of violence find protection and support, and take further actions to engage women in policies. It will support women’s development at all educational levels. Maternal health care and assistance to girls will be strengthened.

Brazil had previously committed to: establish a new plan for the care provided to victims of sexual violence by public safety and health professionals, establish a working group on health for women with disabilities, grant six months’ maternity leave to military women, allow women to register the birth of their children without the father's presence, and impose harsher penalties for those who harm or kill women or girls with a new "Feminicide/Femicide" law.

Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Dilma Rousseff said: “I bring you a message of unwavering and firm commitment to implementing the Beijing Platform for Action.” [ Commitment ]