Brazil has one of the highest rates of violence in the world - particularly against women.
The World Health Organisation says Brazil has the fifth highest female homicide rate in the world, up 21 percent from a decade ago.
Almost 5,000 women were killed in 2013, and most victims were black.
Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Vitoria in Espirito Santo - the region with the highest rate of violence, and explores some of the measures being taken to protect women.
Source: Al Jazeera