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  • Brazil's women use graffiti to fight domestic violence
  • Brazil's women use graffiti to fight domestic violence
    Trenten Kelley (2014) ©
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Brazil's women use graffiti to fight domestic violence

Domestic violence is now the leading cause of death for women under 45 and people all over the world are feeling empowered to end this cycle of mistreatment. With a woman assaulted every 15 seconds in São Paulo, the city's graffiti artists are taking a stand against this kind of violence.

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