BRAZIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

18-May-2005
It's estimated that more than forty percent of women in Brazil have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives? One every fifteen seconds. UNTV

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STORY: BRAZIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

TRT: 2.41

SOURCE: UNTV / TV GLOBO (NO ACCESS APTN LIBRARY)

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

LANGUAGE: CH 1 PORTUGUESE / NATS
CH 2 PORTUGUESE / NATS

DATELINE: RECENT / FILE

SHOTLIST:

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1. Various shots, Carnival "scola du danza" in Rio de Janeiro

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2. Close up, girl crying at funeral
3. Pan left people at funeral with flowers to coffin where flowers are being thrown

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4. SOUNDBITE: JOSEFINA: (In Portuguese)
"He arrived home drunk and kicked me. It affected this part of my body. I told him that it was time to stop."

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6. Zoom in, women with black eye
7. Tilt down, abused women in bed with injured legs

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8. SOUNDBITE: JOSEFINA: (In Portuguese)
"When I sleep now, I keep my doors and windows well locked".
9. Wide shot, police walking with two young drug dealers
10. Med shot, police putting the drug detainees inside the back of the police vehicle
11. SOUNDBITE: Junia Puglia (Portuguese) United Nations Fund for Women, UNIFEM:
"This creates conflict, violence and suffering. For a large part of society, regardless of income levels, women are still considered the property of their partners. We need support and judicial solutions."


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12. Zoom in, women in demonstration to demonstrators with big signs
13. Med shot, women holding signs

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14. Wide shot, women's refuge with two women and baby and daughters
15. Wide shot, reception with women waiting for their appointment while one greets them
16. Medium shot, women in meeting
17. Medium shot, two women sitting and one talking in same meeting
18. Medium shot, women sitting down
19. Medium shot, one women distributing pamphlets to other women in the meeting
20. Medium shot, two women talking
21. Wide shot, women in same earlier office meditating
22. Close up, women meditating with closed eyes
23. Medium shot, women meditating
24. Close up, Josefina with hair down
25. Wide shot, group or women greeting each other
26. Medium shot, women inside lab pan to baby on top of desk while mother accommodates her
27. Wide shot, two women (social workers) walking towards camera and turn to door where other women waits
28. Medium shot, Josefina sitting down by desk and other women next to her giving guidance
29. Zoom out, Josefina at desk
30. Close up, Georgia in office
31. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Georgia:
"Men see that women are not looking down forever, they're looking for their rights."
32. Wide shot, side walk with people walking towards camera and sideways
33. Med shot, side walk with people with women walking towards camera



STORYLINE:

Behind the music and the parties here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lies a dark secret. A secret millions of Brazilian women, like Josefina, live with every day.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Josefina:
"He arrived home drunk and kicked me. It affected this part of my body. I told him that it was time to stop."

It's estimated that more than forty percent of women in Brazil have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives? One every fifteen seconds.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Josefina:
"When I sleep now, I keep my doors and windows well locked".

Experts say, poverty and rampant drug abuse in urban areas are partly to blame as are deeply entrenched cultural norms.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Junia Puglia, United Nations Fund for Women, UNIFEM:
"This creates conflict, violence and suffering. For a large part of society, regardless of income levels, women are still considered the property of their partners. We need support and judicial solutions."

At this "safe" centre -- a pilot program run by Brazil's Ministry of Human Rights, the Inter-American Development Bank, and UNIFEM. It's part of a national effort to protect Brazil's women.

Hundreds of abused women every month come here to receive one-on-one and group counseling.

They also take relaxation classes as well as assertiveness training to raise their self-esteem (Nat sot) all the while creating new support networks.

Free medical services are available at a neighbourhood clinic. And if a woman misses an appointment -- local advisors are dispatched to her home to ensure she's safe.

Women, like Josefina, also get free legal guidance on how to file for divorce, how to evict their partners from the home and how to get orders of protection from lawyers. like Georgia Belo Correia.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Georgia Belo Correia, lawyer:
"Men see that women are not looking down forever, they're looking for their rights."

And in another step toward full protection for women, the Brazilian government has now made it mandatory for all hospitals and clinics to report violence against women.
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