Women seek greater space in politics and influence the course of elections

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Women are more than half of voters in Brazil and are heads of families in almost half of Brazilian households, but they occupy only 15% of seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Despite the record number of candidacies registered this year, only 17% of candidates for the governorship are women.

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In the presidential race, four women participate in the dispute and have expressed, in their campaigns, the obstacles they face in the search for a greater female presence in Brazilian politics and for more government actions aimed at this majority portion of the country’s population.

In this episode of E Tem Mais, Carol Nogueira presents an overview of the space conquered in the electoral campaign by the discussion on policies for women in the country.

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To describe the weight of women in this year’s elections, whether as voters, candidates or central characters in public policies for the development of Brazil, the political analyst of CNN Thais Arbex and researcher Ligia Fabris, coordinator of the Diversity and Inclusion Program at FGV Direito Rio.

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