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Two Rio Blocos Will Celebrate Women’s Rights

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday, February 18th respectively.

Named,“Neste carnaval, perca a vergonha, não perca o respeito” (In this carnival, lose the shame, do not lose respect), the initiative aims to help women revelers feel safe and respected during Carnival and to educate them about their rights if they do not.

During the blocos, the campaign will distribute flyers with questions that include . . .

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