Wilson Center’s and BRAVA Foundation’s Civic Engagement Game for Brazilian Students is Finalist in OECD Competition


Contact: Anna Prusa
Phone: (202) 691-4077


The initiative, called Cidade em Jogo (Cities in Play), is one of six finalists selected among all submissions to the OECD’s Innovative Open Government Cases initiative

Brazil’s Violence Map Shows Alarming Trends

The latest edition of Brazil's Violence Map shows that the country has, once again, broken its record both in absolute numbers of homicides (65,602) and murder rate per 100,000 people (31.6). The study is conducted annually by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety (FBSP). 

Brazilian Scientist Wins Templeton Prize for Research on Origins of Universe

Image credit: Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College

Event Summary: Testing the Resilience of Brazil's Democracy

The last five years have exposed the fragilities of Brazil’s democracy, amidst widespread corruption investigations, growing polarization, and deep economic uncertainty. The election of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency in October 2018 further exacerbated divisions, underscoring difficult questions about the quality and long-term sustainability of the country’s political system, built on the Constitution of 1988.

The Future of Mercosur Under the Bolsonaro Administration

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil

“Globally, women face obstacles to entering, advancing in, and remaining in the workforce as a result of gender discrimination, harassment, and a lack of supportive, gender-sensitive policies.” –Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil

Interview with Júlia Lucy, First-Term District Deputy in Brasília

This interview is also available in Portuguese, following the English version below / A entrevista está disponível em português, sob a versão em inglês.

Interview with Debora Diniz on Women's Health and Rights in Brazil

Debora Diniz is an anthropologist by training, working on advancing women’s health and rights. Diniz is the deputy director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) and the founder of Brazilian feminist NGO Anis – Institute of Bioethics. She is a visiting professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University. As a documentarian, her nine films received more than fifty prizes, and eight of them are available free of charge on Youtube.