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Column | To combat gender-based political violence



Column |  To combat gender-based political violence

Silence is a political message. And selectivity is a weapon of opportunism

Featured progressive women, especially in 2018 and 2020, have come under constant attack on their voices and powers.

In these 16 days of activism to end violence against women and 20 days of activism to combat racism, it is important to emphasize that neoliberalism is attacking our existence, especially black women, in all areas of our lives.

Mother Beth de Oxum: “We are an urban quilombo that does not fit into the whiteness of the Brazilian state.”

Machism, racism and lgbtomophobia – the structural axes of the capitalist system – disrupt our ways of walking, acting, acting, resisting, regulating our bodies, our sleep, our rest, our hunger, our material ambitions, social and even political.

This is why, when it comes to a woman occupying a political space in defense of democracy, this is a scandalous image for traditional conservatism.

We do not want to be treated only as beneficiaries of state policy, we want the right to make decisions on them.

There have been countless incidents of political violence against women in chambers of parliament across the country, further affecting black women, young people and LGBT people who suffer from racism, ageism and homophobia, constantly declaring that they are not, this is the place for them.

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And, if, on the one hand, there is complete silence in the coverage of the topic by the mainstream media, on the other hand, when approaching the topic, there is also a selectivity and opportunistic inconstancy of political fields.

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Over time, it is important to emphasize that political violence against women does not contradict the arguments she is presently presenting on the platform, but rather it is an attack on a woman’s right to speak and defend a vision of the world and, above all, on her right to directly influence transformation the world.

We do not want to be treated only as beneficiaries of state policy, we want the right to make decisions on them.

In Congress, Assemblies and Municipal Chambers across the country, PT parliamentarians are at the forefront of advocating for women, especially those in greatest need, developing proposals and taking positions on issues related to the survival of Brazilian women in society, such as labor rights and social Security.

We understand that fighting machismo and oppression of women means guaranteeing rights and a dignified life for all, including upon retirement.

In participating governments, together with Lula and Dilma, we have endorsed the Maria da Peña Act, which is a major milestone in the fight against violence against women.

We have expanded the protection mechanisms for Brazilian women, prioritized women on the Bolsa-Família card, on the right to housing through Minha Casa Minha Vida, approved the PEC das Domésticas, implemented economic policies with a real increase in the minimum wage, created a network of policies and actions to enable women to obtain financial, emotional and social autonomy to avoid situations of violence.

Condemning the misogynistic and sexist coup against President Dilma Rousseff, we stood up and mobilized, faced with the silence of many, many, about Dilma’s atrocities.

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We stood up and sympathized with Manuela D’Avil when she faced meanness and meanness on social media, while many also remained silent.

Silence is a political message. And selectivity is a weapon of opportunism. Protecting women from political gender-based violence is a difficult, daily and ongoing challenge – not only when it comes to shifting the political chessboard in favor of a particular group.

Combating political gender-based violence has been one of the pillars of the work of the PT National Secretariat for Women, because we deeply understand the importance of ensuring women’s participation in politics, which implies not only the election of more women, but also the right to fully exercise their mandate without coercion, intimidation and violence.

This is why the defense of democracy is so dear to the country and so essential to the feminist agenda. And we PT women put democracy into practice, not only during electoral periods, but in all our relationships with civil society and social movements, and even within our own organization.

We will take to the streets on 4 December as part of a national campaign calling for Faure Bolsonar, for women’s rights and for an end to government genocide.

We invite all women against Bolsonaro and we will continue to move firmly on the path of increasing women’s participation in politics and protecting each other until 2022. We do not tolerate any practice of coercion into silence, and we remain in solidarity and united with everyone who is in the fight against fascism and authoritarianism.

* Ann Moura is a feminist, indigenous, manauar and petista. PT National Secretary for Women’s Affairs. Creator of the Elas Por Elas project. Participates in the women’s group of the Forum of Sao Paulo and Coppala (Permanent Conference of Political Parties in Latin America). Read other texts.

** This is an opinion. The author’s vision does not necessarily reflect the newspaper’s editorial line. Brazil actually

Edition: Leandro Melito

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



Germany sentenced Russian to life imprisonment for political murder by order of Moscow - 12/15/2021
BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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