In today’s Women’s eNews:
Gender Violence Now a ‘Public Matter’ in Brazil
RECIFE, Brazil (WOMENSENEWS)–Monica, 22, got married at age 21, but has already divorced her husband.
“Our marriage lasted six months, but it feels like it has been 10 times longer,” says Monica, who requested her name be changed for safety reasons.
She says her ex-husband insulted her daily, accused her of doing things incorrectly and forced her to ask for his forgiveness, although she says she didn’t do anything wrong. He once accused her of having an affair because she spent too long at the grocery store, she says, and then refused to let her leave their house in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, a state in northeastern Brazil.