Femicide

Femicide is a gender-based hate crime term: the murder of women. In 2016, a woman was murdered every two hours (Brazilian yearbook of Public Security) totaling 4,657 deaths. The risk of a black woman being murdered in Brazil is twice as high as that of a white woman. In the case of these women, in addition to gender motivation, the racial issue is considered, highlighting the failure in public policies, since they do not reach peripheral black women.