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Brazil records 1,338 feminicides in 2020; sharp increase in North and Midwest

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has officially registered the death of 1,338 women in 2020 due to their gender condition, murders committed mostly by partners, ex-partners or
alleged partners, such as the case that last Wednesday, June 2, of nurse student Vitórya Melissa Mota, 22, stabbed to death in the food court of a Niterói (RJ) shopping mall.

Last year's consolidated data, with 10 of its 12 months in the Covid-19 pandemic, were collected from the secretariats of Public Safety of the 26 states and the Federal District.

Compared to 2019 there was a . . .

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