This Monday afternoon (2), women from feminist movements in Curitiba held an act in front of the Casa da Mulher Brasileira, during a visit by Damares Alves, Minister of State for Women, Family and Human Rights.
The minister – who is also a licensed evangelical pastor, from the Baptist Church of Lagoinha, Belo Horizonte – was at the site to get to know the structures of the units and the work carried out there, taking advantage of her presence in the city, which took part in the delivery ceremony of cars to city hall.
::Damares spent only 53% of the resources available for his ministry in 2020::
During the act, women displayed banners with phrases such as “violence grows where the State is silent” and “Fora Bolsonaro”. August is considered the month of awareness for the end of violence against women. August 7th will mark the 15th anniversary of the Maria da Penha Law.
“Minister Damares, together with this genocidal, sexist, racist and lbtphobic government represents major setbacks for women’s rights,” said Curitiba councilor Carol Dartora (PT), in a publication on social networks.
“The gender policy in the Bolsonaro government is a policy against women’s rights, an example of which is the extinction of the gender, diversity and inclusion committees, in addition to not using the resources necessary to maintain the Casa da Mulher Brasileira and funds for projects of confronting violence against women”, she added.
::Damares excludes society from the debate on human rights and entities request revocation::
On his social networks, Damares published reports of his visit to Paraná, announcing that he had visited the state to deliver cars paid by his ministry for the use of municipal tutelary councils, but he did not comment on the protests he was targeted.
I’m already in my dear Paraná, on the way to Paranaguá, where we will make the first deliveries. Let’s go, guys. https://t.co/LDM8P2krfF
— Damares Alves (@DamaresAlves) August 2, 2021
Source: BoF Paraná
Edition: Lia Bianchini