Hundreds Of Women Strip In SlutWalk Protest Against Sexual Violence

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A SlutWalk event in Brazil has seen hundreds of women strip in protest against rape and sexual violence.

They marched through the streets by Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, with slogans painted on their bodies and large banners, The Mirror reports.

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According to protesters their key aim was to combat claims that women provoke attacks by how they dress or act, as well as fighting against new abortion restrictions – if passed it means a woman who was raped would have to prove the crime to get a termination.

People drew words onto their stomachs, backs, arms and breasts, and there was even some samba dancing along the way.

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Stephanie Ruas, 26, told The Mirror:

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We may face violence anywhere. At school, as a young girl, at work – that’s the culture.

Brazil is one of the worst places for a woman to travel alone. When I travel I bring a special door jam so that my hotel room cannot be opened.

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Demonstrators have said on average a woman is killed every two hours in Brazil – this claim would make it the fifth most dangerous country in the world for women.

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Indara Costa, 18, said: “Men in Brazil think we are objects. We want to be able to do what we want with our bodies without being harassed.”

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This was the fifth SlutWalk event to be held in Rio.


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