Stopping Men Killing Women. Q&A With Maria da Penha

In 1983, Maria da Penha Fernandes was asleep when her husband shot her, leaving her paraplegic for life. Two weeks after the young bio-pharmacist left hospital, he tried to electrocute her. The case Maria da Penha filed languished in court for two decades, while her husband remained free. Years later, in a landmark ruling, the …

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