Brazilian feminists were one of the most activist social actors struggling in favor of social and individual rights in the last years. This paper analyzed three moments of women’s political participation in resistance to the ongoing rights reduction process: President Dilma Roussef’s impeachment, in 2016; the elections of President Bolsonaro, in 2018 and the feminicide of Marielle Franco, city councilor of Rio de Janeiro, in 2018. The hypothesis of the study is that the approval of two criminal laws against domestic violence and femicide in the last decade developed an important role on the “feminist spring”. The level of violence and sexual abuses organized the feminist movement in Brazil not just in favor of women’s rights but also in favor of equality.
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