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Brazil Works for Gender Equality and Security for Women

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year to varying degrees around the world, and the theme for this year is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality". Domestic violence is responsible for the deaths of five women per hour in the world, according to the non-governmental organization (NGO) ActionAid, and in Brazil, from 1980 to 2013 another report shows the number has increased by over 250 percent.

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