Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations Ana Paula Costa considers that Brazilian women in Portugal are one of the groups most affected by job losses during confinement, with the greatest risk of discrimination.
Creator of a solidarity network promoted by 200 Brazilian women who supported hundreds of compatriots during the confinement generated by the pandemic in Portugal, Ana Paula Costa is concerned about the situation of many compatriots: “There is a lot of unemployment, and, for example, in restoration, those who managed to stay lost some income because of the fall [provocada pela pandemia]. They switched to part-time. Others [mulheres] they even lost their jobs and some chose to return to Brazil “.
At the same time, the director of Casa do Brasil in Lisbon notes “an increase in vulnerability at work, because people need jobs and are willing to receive any salary” and that discrimination “has grown a lot”, through social networks.