“Safe homes” for women in every Brazilian state

Dilma Rousseff: “We are implementing in all 27 state capitals the ‘House of Brazilian Women”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made this claim at the seminar “Women in Power and Decision Making: Building a Different World”, hosted in Chile, on March 1st. The “House of the Brazilian Women”, which provides support, assistance and protection to women that are victims of violence, has already established agreements with 26 state capitals. The only Brazilian capital that is not part of the initiative is the city of Recife, in Pernambuco. However the only “House of Brazilian Women” opened until this moment is located in Mato Grosso do Sul. Our verdict is: “too early to tell”.

Read the full fact-check (in Portuguese) here.

photo:  By Dilma Rousseff (Flickr: Brasília-DF) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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