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According to Fabiana Frayssinet’s report to IPS, Brazilian Women Are the World’s Happiest

The study by the social policies centre of the independent Getulio Vargas Foundation says that on a scale of one to 10, women in Brazil were the happiest women out of a list of 158 countries

Let’s take few facts in figures from this study released on 7 of March a day ahead of, international women’s day on 8 March:

  • Brazilian women are 1st in terms of expectations of future life satisfaction, 2rd Denmark, while the least happy women in the world were in Zimbabwe.
  • Argentina, 23rd; Costa Rica 24th; Honduras 51st; Uruguay 53rd; and Peru 75th.
  • from January 2003 to January 2011, 40 million people were pulled out of poverty and joined the middle class.
  • From January 2011 to January 2012, poverty declined by 7.9 % in Brazil
  • The gap between average salary of man and woman had…

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  1. Sarah says:

    On a related topic. You might be interested in this link: http://worldofideas.wbur.org/2012/02/19/black-feminist

    “Black Feminist Ethics in Brazilian Social Movements
    Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and titled “Black Feminist Ethics in Brazilian Social Movements”. Our speaker is Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.

  2. Fernando says:

    Bless them! In 2011 CWIIL GROUP (www.cwiilgroup.com) sponsored education for 5400 girls worldwide through their “CWIIL GROUP GIRL CHILD EDUCATION INITIATIVE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”. Let’s hope they get as happy as the Brazilian women in the survey 🙂

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