• About Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

    Kamayani Bali-Mahabal is a Mumbai-based human-rights activist and feminist who writes for the Women's Feature Service in India. Bali-Mahabal specializes as a trainer in gender, health and human rights. She has a bachelor's degree in law, a master's degree in clinical psychology and a diploma in journalism, all from the University of Mumbai. In addition, she has a master's degree in human rights from the University of London.

    The Woman Behind Brazil’s Law Against Domestic Violence

    by  • April 8, 2015 • Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Latin America, Women • 

    FORTALEZA, Brazil — Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband shot her and left her a paraplegic. Four months later, he made another attempt on her life by trying to electrocute her. Maria survived yet again. In thousands of homes across Brazil, women like her are subjected to extreme abuse...

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