- Title: 'We say no to all forms of violence' - Women's march takes over Brazil's capital
- Date: 14th August 2019
- Summary: BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AUGUST 14, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, LARGE CROWD OF MOSTLY WOMEN ASSEMBLED ON BRASILIA'S ICONIC ESPLANADE OF MINISTRIES FOR RURAL POLICY REFORM AND AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE WOMAN WITH COLORFUL HAT PEOPLE AT PROTEST PAN OF CROWD PROTESTERS ASSEMBLED ON ESPLANADE OF MINISTRIES (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MARCH ORGANIZER, MARLENE VELOSO, SAYING: "We're fighting for more resilient family agriculture. We say no to all forms of violence. There are millions of Margaridas (rural women protesters) in the fight for a Brazil with popular sovereignty, democracy, justice, equality and free from violence. Long live the Margaridas from all over Brazil." PROTESTERS ASSEMBLED FOR MARCH PROTESTERS HEARD CHANTING PHRASE IN FAVOR OF JAILED FORMER BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT, LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA PROTESTERS ASSEMBLED PEOPLE DANCING WITH COLORFUL COSTUMES PEOPLE MARCHING, CARRYING BANNERS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN STATE LEGISLATOR, ALDILENE SOUZA, SAYING: "We cannot leave domestic violence and femicide out, because this violence also goes against these rural workers. And, today, this strengthening of great value and greatness for our Brazil is such that we will, in one way or another, achieve the rights that are not being attended to today." VARIOUS, PROTESTERS MARCHING PERSON MARCHING WITH A DAISY ("MARGARIDA" IN PORTUGUESE) PROTESTERS MARCHING, SINGING
- Embargoed: 28th August 2019 21:35
- Keywords: Brazil women rural margaridas rights policy gender-based violence agriculture
- Location: BRASILIA, BRAZIL
- City: BRASILIA, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001AS6Y7GN
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- Story Text: A massive crowd of mostly women protesters descended on Brazil's iconic Esplanade of Ministries or Central Axis, the heart of the country's government, on Wednesday (August 14) to demand more favorable policies for rural workers and an end to gender-based violence.
The so-called March of the Daisies - named after a murdered female rural activist whose first name was Margarida or 'Daisy' in Portuguese - is held every four years in Brasilia.
The March of the Daisies culminates several days of women-led protests in Brazil's capital, which saw a massive march of indigenous women protesting the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday (August 13).
(Production: Pablo Garcia)
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