The gender violence on Brazil’s 2022 elections was the subject of an interview given by CIPÓ researchers Gabrielle Alves and Renata Albuquerque on October for AzMina Magazine.
The article analyses the gender violence suffered by women in politics, both from left-wing and right-wing parties, noting that a large number of threats against female candidates come from white men linked to agribusiness.
Black women and indigenous are groups that experience this violence more frequently, especially in the online environment, where the culture of impunity is high.
Examples, analyses and testimonies are also exposed in the article, such as the case of Gracielle, a candidate from the Workers Party in the municipality of Sinop. Because of her ideological stances and activism in defense of women rights, the councilwoman was target of numerous attacks on social media.