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“Bangu’s monster” beats 8-year-old son to death for being “too effeminate”

“Bangu’s monster” beats 8-year-old son to death for being “too effeminate”

On the 17th February, Alex, a young boy just 8 years old, was brutally beaten by his father Alex André Moraes Soeiro, 34, on Vila Kennedy, in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The motive? The child did not want to cut his hair to go to school. After a two-hour beating, Alex […]

Brazil: Maria da Penha law also applies to trans women

Brazil: Maria da Penha law also applies to trans women

The 9th Criminal Chamber of the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP) decided today (October 19th) that the measures provided in the Maria da Penha Law be applied in favor of a transsexual woman threatened by her former partner. According to the decision, the man can not approach or contact the victim, her relatives or […]