Re(o)cupa launches a second podcast episode with debates about religious conflicts in Maranhão, which are configured as racism, and an article about the still low female representativeness in positions of power

Re(o)cupa, an iCS grantee, presents a second episode of the MAROCAST podcast. Jorge Serejo, a professor and human rights lawyer, provides an overview of the religious conflicts in Maranhão, and how intolerance has a direct impact on collective life. “It is necessary to understand that what is called religious intolerance, specifically in Brazil, is configured in racism. Ethnic and racial discrimination is not a hiccup, it is a project,” explains Serejo.

On its website (Rumbura Marocar), Re(o)cupa also published an important text about female representativeness in Brazilian politics. Although there have been some advances, says the article, women, even though the majority of the population, are the least represented politically. In Latin America, Brazil is the country with the third lowest percentage – it was only in 2016, for example, that the Plenary of the Federal Senate had a bathroom exclusively for women. Read the article here.

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