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Dilma Rousseff Says Violence Against Women Blights Brazil

Brasilia, November 26 (RHC), -- Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday that sexism and violence against women bring "shame" to the Brazilian society.

Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, complained via Twitter that the Brazilian society continues to be "sexist and full of prejudice".

Ending violence against women is necessary for creating a fairer, more equal society, she said.

The head of state also highlighted the Brazilian government efforts to help battered women, noting the importance of Brazil's first domestic violence law enacted in 2006.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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