It takes a few good women to fight for a secure home in Brazil's slums

By Alia Dharssi | Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:56 PM

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of the poor residents of Recife, a city on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, lived in fear of being forced out of their homes in the city centre. But this changed for about 350 families earlier this month when the government gave them deeds to the land on which they had lived for decades.

Women’s groups had spent decades pressuring politicians to guarantee ...

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