|After a year of training local women, Radio Mulher aired its first programme on July 2 [IPS]|
"If you ask a man for a plate of food, you know the first thing that will pop into his mind. I started suffering violence as soon as I left home (at age nine). I'm talking about rape and abuse. And not just at the hands of one or two or three guys, but more. You're there against your will, at that person's mercy."
Toledo's husband has pride in his wife's work and states she is happier than before. Women of Peace also want to address employment opportunities for women who most often serve as heads of households in their poor communities.
I urge you to read the entire article, "Women in favelas broadcast peace," here.