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How useful is a transformative gender justice for understanding gender-based violence among migrant women through the arts? Reflections from Efêmera and Ana by Gaël le Cornec – By Cathy McIlwaine

“It’s difficult to know what to say. I want to applaud the bravery, but that feels trite. This needs to be seen, to be heard, to be felt. Because, in a way, everyone needs to know this hurt, to feel this pain, until nobody does. I count my blessings that I have never suffered this

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Marielle Franco killed in Rio de Janeiro: a Black woman, councillor and human rights activist who dared ask ‘How many more will have to die?’ By Yara Evans

Yesterday, 14th March 2018, marked an important date for all involved in our research project. The Rio and London teams gathered at the Brazilian Embassy in London to report on our key findings about VAWG among Brazilians in London and among women resident in Complexo da Maré, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. This

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COMMUNICATING THE EXPERIENCES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS (VAWG) AMONG BRAZILIAN MIGRANTS IN LONDON: REFLECTING ON THE ROLE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS (by Cathy McIlwaine)

(Article first published in Urban Transformations on 15/02/18:  ) We are living through times when women are increasingly coming forward with disclosures of their experiences of multiple forms of gender-based violence (GBV). Finally and belatedly, women’s voices are being heard as they report their often previously invisibilised and/or discredited experiences of GBV. While these disclosures

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