From the 16-year-old mother who occupied a school, to the cleaner who opened a nightclub, it’s often women who are leaders on the city’s embattled outskirts
Inequality in São Paulo, the biggest city in Latin America, is felt most keenly on its periphery – and most keenly of all by women. They have the lowest incomes and the highest teenage pregnancy rates of any women in the city, and are more often the victims of violence.
At the same time, women are often leaders in these disadvantaged communities. From Paraisópolis to Cidade Tiradentes, they emerge as activists, educators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, shaping their communities for the better.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/30/portraits-periferia-sao-paulo
Publish date : 30 November 2017 | 7:30 am
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