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How A Brazilian Graffiti Artist Is Empowering Women Around The World

474965_418899048121165_290867550_oPanmela Castro is speaking out through her art to combat Brazil’s high rates of violence against women.

Based in Rio de Janeiro, the feminist graffiti artist and activist uses her skills to create murals addressing the country’s problem with domestic violence, gender inequality and the mistreatment of women.

“We face different situations that we are conditioned to obey and that most of the time are oppressive and/or prejudiced,” she told The Huffington Post via email. “This is why we have to change what it means to be a woman in the world.”

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