There is only one undergraduate midwifery course run in Brazil at São Paulo University. However, the university has just announced it is closing the program. If any thing, Brazil needs more midwives or fewer because its caesarean section rate is something like 70% - the World Health Organisation recommends it should be 15%.
So a campaign has got going to keep the midwifery education program open. In the last couple of days there has been rallies and protest marches with some of the women...student midwives no less... going topless: http://maesdapatria.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/forca-obstetriz-uma-essencia-da-profissao/
Hopefully that will not be a trend that catches on in New Zealand or Australia...going topless, that is...not protesting!
If you'd like to read the blog post in English, use Google Translate. The translation may not be brilliant but it will give you an idea of the message they're trying to put across. You can also sign an online petition: REQUEST FOR SUPPORT TO THE CONTINUANCE OF MIDWIFERY’S GRADUATION COURSE AT SÃO PAULO UNIVERSITY