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Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy

Kia Lilly Caldwell


This book highlights Brazil’s successes and challenges in its quest to provide quality healthcare to all of its citizens, particularly women and Afro-Brazilians. By exploring how health activists and policy makers have attempted to address gender and racial health inequities from the early 1980s to the mid-2010s, this book provides new insights into the Brazilian government’s efforts to meet the needs of populations that are often marginalized on the basis of race and/or gender. The methodological approach used in this book combines analysis of health activism within the women’s movement, blac ... More

Keywords: Brazil, African-descendant women, Afro-Brazilian, black, women’s movement, black movement, black women’s movement, policy, health, intersectional

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040986
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kia Lilly Caldwell, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill