Brazil is the largest country in South America in both area and population. However, one in five Brazilians lives below the poverty line and, according to a study conducted by Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Rio de Janeiro, one in three women has suffered from exposure to violence.

Episcopal Relief & Development works with Servicio Anglicano de Diacono e Desenvolvimento (SADD), the development arm of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, to train train local leaders on GBV prevention and response and offer services for survivors. The program also empowers women and reduces poverty by supporting vocational training through diocesan projects.

Promoting Health and Fighting Disease

  • Reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and increasing care and services for survivors

Brazil Press Releases & Stories

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Fast Facts

20% of Brazilians live below the poverty line.

Every 15 seconds in São Paulo, a woman suffers assault.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere  Learn more»

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 5: Gender EqualityAchieve gender equality and empower all women and girls  Learn more »

Goal 16: Peace and Justice

Goal 16: Peace and JusticePromote just, peaceful and inclusive societies  Learn more »

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