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Brazil’s President Rousseff Signs Law Codifying Penalties For Violence Against Women

BBC News: Brazil femicide law signed by President Rousseff
“Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a new law which sets tough new penalties for the killing of women and girls. Murders linked to domestic violence will carry sentences of between 12 and 30 years. … The new legislation alters the criminal code to describe femicide as any crime that involves domestic violence, contempt, or discrimination against women…” (3/9).

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