Thousands of Brazilian women live in fear of violence

Measures such as panic buttons are being used for protection in Brazil, where violence towards women is incredibly high.

    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


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