Book presentation

«Feminicídio, uma análise sociojurídica da violência contra a mulher no Brasil» by Adriana Ramos de Mello

February 17, 2020, 17h00

Room 1, CES | Alta >> Comments: Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Tatiana Moura (CES)

Comments: Boaventura de Sousa Santos (CES) and Tatiana Moura (CES/PROMUNDO)


Everywhere in the world, every day, women are victims of murder simply because they are "women". And here we come to the object of study of this work: the analysis of the problem of feminicide, with an emphasis on the Brazilian case. It is written by a judge who was confronted with this form of violence, not primarily through reading books or due to participation in research - which is the way we usually approach a topic in academia, but rather through her hard - and often frustrating - work as a magistrate, who is faced with women victimized by this violence. The author listened to their reports, often thought and decided "for them". And that experience made her confront what different feminist theories of law call "invisibility of violence" and "denial of rights", which occurs due to the performance of a series of complex mechanisms to protect sexist values, that mark the development of our patriarchal societies. Our justice system does not escape this reality, on the contrary, it is the place of production and reproduction of discrimination against women, as evidenced by extensive specialised literature.


Bio note

Adriana de Mello is Full Judge of the I Court of Domestic and Family Violence against Women in Rio de Janeiro. She holds a Master's in Law from Cândido Mendes University (2005), a Master's in Criminology from the University of Barcelona, ​​Spain (2011) and a PhD in Public Law and Juridicopolitical Philosophy from the Autonoma University of Barcelona, ​​Spain (2015).

President of the Permanent Forum on Domestic, Family and Gender Violence at the Rio de Janeiro Magistracy School; Professor and lecturer at the School of Magistrates of the State of Rio de Janeiro; President of the Research Group on Gender, Race and Ethnicity - NUPEGRE, at the Rio de Janeiro State Magistracy School and coordinator of the latu sensu Postgraduate Course "Gender and Law" at the Rio de Janeiro State Magistracy School. Professor of the Professional Master's Degree in Human Rights, Justice and Health at the Department of Human Rights, Health and Cultural Diversity - DIHS, of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - FIOCRUZ. Trainer of the National School for the Training and Improvement of Magistrates - ENFAM.