Podcast – Women and Justice

I’d like to bring the attention of Portuguese speakers to a podcast series that complements the book Mulheres e Justiça (see this post for more details).

In conversations about violence, sexual and reproductive rights, harassment, career, and criminality, among other topics, the co-authors and special guests seek to understand how the rights of women, especially Brazilian women, are handled in practice. Continue reading

Book – Mulheres e Justiça

Following on from my last post about “In Her Words“, I feel sure that those of you who read Portuguese will be interested in this book – also on pre-order from the publisher Editora Juspodivm, link below, where you can find sample pages, list of contents, and videos by the authors.

O livro Mulheres e Justiça: os Direitos Fundamentais escritos por elas tem por objetivo contribuir para a consolidação de uma cultura jurídica sensível à temática da equidade de gênero. Nosso intuito é o de lançar luzes sobre a importância de valorizar o papel da mulher no cenário jurídico – da mulher escritora, pesquisadora, profissional, titular de direitos e usuária do sistema de justiça. Desse modo, esta coletânea é escrita somente por mulheres, com textos sobre os direitos das mulheres ou com reflexões desenvolvidas a partir de uma perspectiva feminina.

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World Bank Report – Women, business and the law

wbl coverThe World Bank has recently published the 4th edition of its series Women, Business and the Law, which provides data on legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court, and protecting women from violence.

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Monday smiles – Appropriate shoes

From 2009, a wonderful motion about a lawyer using shoes with holes in the soles to convince the jury that he is a “humble and simple” man and so frugal that he has to wear old shoes. He also apparently stands with his foot “crossed casually beside the other so that the holes (…) are readily apparent to the jury”.

Less amusingly, the media coverage of the shoe incident actually led to a mistrial verdict.

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