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Ten years of the Quotas Act in Brazil
More than ensuring a place for people from minority groups in the academic environment through quotas, we must offer them a more level playing field through specific development measures. Two proposed changes in legislation could increase the enrollment of marginalized individuals in public education and reduce dropout rates.
STJ’s decision determines that Maria da Penha Law applies to transgender women
The Supreme Court's position represents an important advance that can help make society more inclusive and influence similar case judgments.
Machado Meyer announces the appointment of nine new partners
In its rhythm of continuous expansion, these promotions strengthen the firm’s Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Tax practices
The role of advocacy in combating racism
Throughout Brazil's history there have been advances in the recognition of racism and in the punishment of discrimination, but more lawyers and social movements need to engage in the struggle for a more inclusive society.
The way to black leaders in the legal world
In the fight against racism, those in a position of privilege need to educate the look to see that all human beings have skills, regardless of skin color.
Difficulties faced by transgender people in Brazil during the process of legally changing their names
Despite the enactment of Provision No. 73 by the National Justice Council (CNJ) in 2018, which regulates how transgender people can legally change their names, the process is still excessively bureaucratic and transgender people often receive unreasonable demands from notary public offices that threaten their fundamental right to choose their names.
Gender and taxation, women's discrimination beyond the labor market
Legislation interferes and even encourages differentiation between genders by allowing classification of female products as non-essential and increasing the tax burden on them. Sanitary pads, makeup and razor blades are examples of this type of discrimination.
Women in politics: what do they have to say?
Caroline Valois, Maria Cecilia Santos, Natalia Fava de Almeida, Fernanda Quiroga and Patricia Brasil Massmann.
Structural racism - what to do?
The authors discuss possible ways to fight the problem, such as encouraging individuals and institutions to exercise self-questioning, awareness, and dialogue as a routine.
Covid-19 Government measures guide: Spain, Portugal and Latin America
In view of diverse legislative and regulatory changes published by governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have teamed up with 11 law firms in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula to prepare a table summing up the relevant changes that have occurred in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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