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11/19/2015 03:39 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2017

Black Women In Brazil March For Equal Gender, Race Rights

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 10,000 black women marched against racism and violence in the capital of Brazil, Brasília on Wednesday, days before many Brazilian cities are celebrating Black Awareness Day on Friday, November 20th. Many marchers also came to speak out against legislation which would hinder the livelihood of blacks and other minorities in general.

“What is occurring today is not a demonstration in 2015, but a historic demonstration demanding equality in gender and race,” twenty-eight year old geography student Tais Teles told Agencia Brasil.

Teles, who came in a caravan from São Paulo state said black women need to fight for their rights. “We know from several survey institutes that black women are placed in an inferior category (in Brazil).”

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