Human Rights Violations of Women in Dictatorship

Maria Amélia de Almeida Teles About the author

The article comments on the general situation of Brazilian women in the years of 1960 and 1970 emphasizing the women's participation in the fight against the dictatorship and the modus operandi of the misogynist oppressive system that used the body, the sexuality and the maternity to intensify the torture or cruelly exterminate some militants women. It highlights the political role of the Truth Commission for giving voice to the victims: women that could only speak in public for the first time after over four decades of the occurred facts. The text also proposes that sex crimes and gender crimes come to be properly investigatedand the responsibilities determined even after 40 years for being those crimes against humanity.

Dictatorship; Gender Crimes; Torture; Women; Rape

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