Journalist, with a master’s degree in History, was born in a crossing land in the southern part of Brazil. While wanders around, uses reporting as an alibi to listen and to tell stories about all types of people, in all types of media.
Latest posts by Fernanda Canofre
4 March 2017
In Uruguay, Where Abortion Is Legal, a Judge's Ruling Grants a Man the Right to Stop a Woman’s Decision
"It’s a moral regression for women, for we are again not masters of our own bodies. There's a law, but it’s not applicable for you."
13 January 2017
It's a disturbing notion, but much about the man who massacred 11 people on Jan. 1 is hardly unusual, when it comes to gender-based violence
13 October 2016
"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."
"They have closed the doors on me and left me without any solution and this is the only path that I've found."
2 October 2016
Manane Rodriguez's “Migas de Pan” tells the story of a group of women tortured and sexually abused by Uruguay's dictatorship, set thirty years after the regime's fall.
28 June 2016
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
17 June 2016
It's been 127 years since Brazil was a monarchy, but President Rousseff's possible impeachment has presented the country's last royal family with an opportunity to appeal to supporters.
31 May 2016
"The Curuguaty massacre can be seen as an event orchestrated to feed the trial and the parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo’s government."
28 May 2016
"This reveals a society that is criminal and violent against women, which sees that a woman’s body as made for man's consumption."
1 April 2016
The film’s producers launched a crowdsourcing campaign, seeking 6,000 USD to finance the production of 1,000 DVDs, which will be distributed freely in schools, universities, libraries, and cultural centers.
19 January 2016
Wendell Lira didn’t have a club to play for when he was nominated for the most beautiful goal of 2015. But thanks to the Internet, he turned things around.
5 January 2016
A day before New Year’s Eve, an indigenous woman was breastfeeding her 2-year-old son when a man killed the child. The murder did not get attention in Brazil.
17 December 2015
More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.
4 December 2015
Juan Urruzola spent 12 years in exile during his country’s dictatorship. He's made it his mission to remember those who were disappeared by the regime through photography.
19 November 2015
Who's Afraid of Simone de Beauvoir? How a National Exam Had Millions of Brazilians Talking About Gender
Feminists celebrated the national university entrance exam as it asked people to write about the persistence of violence against women. It was a sad day for the trolls.
10 June 2015
The Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil has adopted a needlework technique used during Chile's dictatorship to deal with the abuses women experience around dam construction.
3 June 2015
"Greed prevailed over football’s mission of uniting people, taking down social barriers, waking passions. It is time for us to retake this social mission."
18 May 2015
Eduardo Cunha, leader of the lower house, spends around $2,600 per year maintaining net domains. Of his 288 addresses, 154 carry the name of Jesus Christ.
12 May 2015
After weeks of suffering bullying and racism at school, Lorena decided to tell the school director what was happening. The school decided she was the one that needed to apologize.
6 March 2015
A Brazilian institution claims Domingas Mendes doesn't fulfill the criteria to pursue higher education in Brazil as a 'quota student'. Is there a racial issue here?