Every day, thousands of women suffer from domestic violence in Brazil. And one of
the main villains in this issue is silence.
The #TalkToHer movement wants to put
an end to this story. Together, we can
help women to gain the voice, strength
and courage to have a different attitude
and chance their future. Talk to them and encourage these women to break the silence.
Face it with her.
Change it with her.
About the movement
Every 7 minutes, a woman is victim of violence in Brazil. 70% of them never talk about it and do not denounce their aggressors. As, in most of the time, the violence happens inside their homes, neither relatives nor close friends become aware of it. Silence is one the biggest enemies for women who suffer with violence and they choose this path for several reasons, but mostly because of fear.
The #TalkToHer Movement wants to give women voice. But, to achieve that, it needs help from everybody
who knows a woman who suffers violence or who has witnessed an act of violence against a woman.
To help, in this case, means talking to them and helping them to find the strength, confidence and courage
to face this hard situation. So, talk to them, advise them, listen and, together, we can transform this reality in
a new moment, with better possibilities to thousands
of women in Brazil.
Be a victim of violence or to witness an act of violence is a very delicate subject. In most cases,
we don´t know what to do or how to react. It is very common to feel feared or ashamed to even talk to a friend or a family member. Seek for help is essential to start to face this kind of situation.
Here you can find some tips and useful information about what to in case of violence against
a woman. The complaint of domestic violence can be done in any police station, but there
are several places that the victim can go to for protection in order to seek their rights.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Tel. - 11 3106 1100
Statistics on violence against women are impressive. See here some articles about the current scenario.
Violence Against Woman Act
In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA"). This Act, and the 1996 additions to the Act, recognize that domestic violence is a national crime and that federal laws can help an overburdened state and local criminal justice system.
In 1994 and 1996, congress also passed changes to the Gun Control Act making it a federal crime in certain situations for domestic violence abusers to possess guns. The majority of domestic violence cases will continue to be handled by your state and local authorities. In some cases, however, the federal laws and the benefits gained from applying these laws, may be the most appropriate course of action.
ASBRAD (Associação Brasileira de Defesa da Mulher,
da Infância e da Juventude – Brazilian Association for the Defense of Woman, Children and Youth) is a non-governamental organization (NGO), non-profit, founded in 1997 by professionals of diverse areas
and engaged in the defense of human rights. Since its foundation, ASBRAD aims to defend women´s right
as family keepers, professionals and citizens.
In Guarulhos, ASBRAD was the first to pay attention
to the specificities of women incarcerated, trans women, girls in assisted freedom and women who
are victims of human trafficking (due to the presence
of the international airport in the city). In addition, ASBRAD is a reference in legal and psychological assistance to socially vulnerable families, due to partnerships and agreements with various entities,
the city and with the state.
Banco do Brasil
Conta Corrente: 69919-5
+55 (11) 2409-9518 | +55 (11) 2408-6448