We track four people on their journey.
Zika virus: 'We have more questions than answers'
17 Jul 2010 01:25 GMT | Latin America, Brazil
The brutal killing of a young woman linked to a Brazilian football star has not only made world news headlines, but also highlighted the serious problem of domestic violence in the country.
Brazil currently ranks 12th in the world for murders of women.
A study by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation, says one in four women in the country will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.
In 70 per cent of the cases, women are beaten inside their homes. And 40 per cent of the time, the incident results in serious injury.
Victims say the authorities are often slow to react.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.
Source: Al Jazeera
Content on this website is for general information purposes only. Your comments
are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct
or indirect liability. You hereby provide us with an irrevocable, unlimited, and
global license for no consideration to use, reuse, delete or publish comments, in
accordance with Community Rules & Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.
Transport apps are revolutionising commutes for the middle classes, but poorer citizens still face daily gridlock.
Poverty & Development, Asia, India
Cubans get amnesty at the US border, but reaching it involves a risky journey along the Central American migrant trail.
Human Rights, Latin America, Cuba
In many ways, Michael is just like any other 11-year-old, but he has had four open heart surgeries.
Health, US & Canada
Follow a dancer through the exhaustion and jubilation of Peru's days-long Virgin of Candelaria festival.
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Peru
Government recaptures key towns from rebels, as doubts grow about a pause in fighting and humanitarian crisis worsens.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Syrian Civil War, Syria
Girl, 17, shot after reportedly attempting to stab a soldier near a mosque in occupied West Bank city.
War & Conflict, Israel, Palestine, Middle East
Activist Maryam al-Khawaja in debate with Mansoor al-Arayedh, the chairman of the Gulf Council for Foreign Relations.
Human Rights, Bahrain, Arab Spring
As the WHO investigates the massive outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil, we travel to ground zero of the epidemic.
Health, Latin America, Brazil
Hundreds of Cambodian journalists make a living by uncovering news and then extorting bribes to bury the story.
Media, Journalism, Cambodia
How will improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US affect the lives of people on both sides?
Politics, United States, Cuba