Giant vulva statue fuels gender debate in Brazil
17 January 2021 | 9:07 am
A 33-meter, bright-red vagina sculpture -- which its author titled "Diva" -- stands out against the grassy hillside on a mountain in northeast Brazil, and is intended to promote dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
There are just a few days to go until the second round of the presidential run-off in Brazil. Both incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his left-wing rival Lula da Silva are leaving no stone unturned in trying to convince voters that they've got what it takes to lead the country going forward.
It's the main article of later versions of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm". But sexism in healthcare often leaves that pledge unfulfilled. From invasive exams to missed diagnoses and even sexual assault, women are disproportionately affected by gender bias in medicine, often with grave consequences.
In the run-up to this Sunday's presidential run-off in Brazil, both candidates are fighting for votes in the northeast of the country. The vast, poor and arid region is of strategic importance, as it has historically been a breeding ground for the left.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
Deforestation has soared under incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been rolling back environmental protections and emboldening illegal loggers. More fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest right now than in over than a decade.
Jair Bolsonaro has yet to publicly comment after losing Sunday's election to Lula da Silva. In the wake of the vote, truckers who supported Bolsonaro have caused roadblocks in almost every state.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, has thanked the people of Brazil for his election victory. It marks a miraculous political comeback for the man who was elected president twice before being sent to prison over a corruption scandal, then released and allowed to stand again. Lula stands on the brink of his third term as Brazil's president. Can he unite a country bitterly divided by this presidential election?
Some pro-Lula social media users are sharing a video claiming to show roadblocks by Brazilian traffic police, preventing voters from going to the polls on Sunday. While there were police roadblocks that delayed voters that day, this video in particular has nothing to do with the elections in Brazil. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
In tonight's show: as the COP27 climate summit holds its Gender Day, we ask why women in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. We also speak to our regional correspondent about the millions of people waiting for international aid in Ethiopia's northern Tigray province. Finally, we take a look at the African teams heading to this year's World Cup in Qatar.
Three weeks after losing Brazil's election by the narrowest margin seen in decades, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a long-shot appeal claiming votes should be thrown out due to faulty voting machines.
Outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is challenging the election he lost last month to left-wing rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro blames a software bug and is demanding that the electoral authority annul most of the votes cast on electronic voting machines.
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