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A report in the O Globo newspaper shows that a woman is murdered every two hours in Brazil, according to the Sangari Institute's 2010 Map of Violence. The country ranks 12th in the world for murders of women. According to the study, 40% of women who suffer violence are between the ages of 18 and 30. In the last ten years, 41,532 girls and women have been murdered.

"Impunity is the greatest instrument for encouraging violence. The law of the jungle prevails to the detriment of education, in a society that exalts violence. We need to create a culture of tolerance and acceptance of differences," sociologist Julio Jacobo, responsible for the survey, told the newspaper.
In the same article, Minister Nilcéa Freire, of the Special Secretariat for Women's Policies, said that calls to the hotline had jumped from 46,000 in 2006 to 401,000 last year. In the first three months of this year, the number of calls grew by 65% compared to the same period last year.
Also according to the minister, the aggressors are aged between 20 and 55 and the crimes occurred when the women had ended the violent relationship or decided to have a child.