UN Denounces Use of Religion by Bolsonaro Government to Thwart Women’s Rights

Brazil was mentioned as a country where religion is used to restrict access to education and sexual health for girls and women.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a report submitted to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), Brazil was classified as a country where religion is used to justify the restrictions on access to sex education by girls and women. The report further mentions that reproductive rights and access to sexual health are equally restricted in the country.

According to UOL columnist Jamil Chade, the study was conducted during the first year of Jair Bolsonaro's government, when sexual and reproductive health education programs were cut. The people interviewed in the study claimed that such a scenario is the . . .

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