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SOUZA, Suzanny Mara Jobim de. Femicide and Brazilian laws. Rev. katálysis [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.3, pp.534-543. ISSN 1982-0259.

This essay evaluates the consequences of the disagreement between notions of gender and sex in the studies of specialists, with a view to combating femicide in Brazil. While the legislation recognizes the notion of sex to define a crime, the Executive branch works with the notion of gender in the public policies. The objective is to analyze the origin of the concept of femicide, the identity of its perpetrators, the dissension of the concepts of sex and gender and the duality in Brazilian public policies and laws. The essay is divided into three parts, each section analyzing the different contents of the main objective. The results conclude that the emergence of the notion of gender in the definition of femicide is a form of female empowerment.

Keywords : Femicide; Genre; Public policy; Feminism.

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