Security & Strategic Review - January 2024

BRAZIL: Gender violence on the rise

On 6 December Brazil’s lower house approved legislation which further criminalises gender violence. However, despite advances in Brazil’s laws over the past two decades to address violence against women, such as legislation passed in 2015 to update the criminal code and the landmark ‘Maria da Penha’ law in 2006, figures for femicide have increased in recent years.

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