Dating in brazil 2016
Violations of the law are punishable by jail terms for employers of up to two years, while the company may be fined 10 times the salary of its highest-paid employee.Sexual harassment is a criminal offense, punishable by up to two years in jail.The World Economic Forum released a study indicating that Brazil had virtually eradicated gender differences in education and health treatment, but that women lagged behind in salaries and political influence.According to the Labor and Employment Ministry, women were paid 30 percent less than men.The law encompasses sexual advances in the workplace or in educational institutions and between service providers or clients.In the workplace it applies only in hierarchical situations, where the harasser is of higher rank or position than the victim.
Patriarchal traditions were readily transferred from the Iberian Peninsula to Latin America through the encomienda system that fostered economic dependence among women and indigenous peoples in Brazil.
Though a feminist movement had existed in Brazil since the mid-nineteenth century and women did petition for suffrage to be included in the 1891 Republican Constitution, the drive towards enfranchisement only began in earnest under the leadership of feminist, biologist and lawyer, Bertha Lutz.
Following the publication of an article in leading Brazilian newspaper Revista da Semana, which called upon women to prove their worthiness to men through their achievements and organize in order to demand the right to vote, various women's organizations appeared.
Women became candidates for vice president for the first time in 1994.
As of 2009, 9% of the seats in the national parliament were held by women.