Femicide—the killing of women—is the subject of Patrícia Melo’s experimental novel, set on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest.
Gender violence is on the rise. But the government has overlooked the most basic and effective ways to protect women.
Isamara Filier, 41, was at a New Year’s party in Campinas, Brazil when her ex-husband opened fire on partygoers, killing her and eleven others. Filier and her ex-husband had been fighting for custody of their eight-year-old son, who was also among those killed. Hours later in El Alto, Bolivia, Jenny Mamani, 21, was beaten to … Read more