Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights used only half of this year’s budget for protection and equal rights.
The Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights used until September half of this year’s budget to protect women and equal rights. In 2021, Damares Alves’ portfolio will still have a 25% cut in resources in the area.
However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, violence against women grew. The first warnings were made six months ago.
In late March, to challenge social isolation measures, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) acknowledged the problem. “There are women being beaten at home,” he said. “Why that? At home when bread is lacking, everyone fights and nobody is right. ”
In April, reports of violence against women rose 38% over the same period in 2019, according to Ligue 180. Damares’ portfolio has not released comparisons in more recent months.