• Categories
  • Archives

Sex-Abuse Program to Reach 1,000 Brazilian Cities

Beginning next month, Brazil’s Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation’s Sentinel Program to Confront Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents plans to triple the number of municipalities covered by the program.

According to the coordinator of the service, Maura de Souza, the Sentinel Program will reach around a thousand municipalities. Since 2001, 314 municipalities from all over the country have been participating in the program.


De Souza informed that around 90% of the cases involve sexual abuse, committed in most cases by members of the family or individuals already known by the victims. Then come the cases of sexual exploitation and mistreatment, including physical violence.


According to the coordinator, the implantation of the program in a municipality serves to “give visibility to the problem,” since the number of complaints directed to the service has grown progressively.


The program has already assisted around 100 thousand individuals, both the adolescent and child victims and family members, through psycho-social and legal accompaniment.


De Souza went on to say that, for the program to function, reporting mistreatment of children and adolescents is essential. Cases can be reported to the tutelary councils, the toll-free, anonymous complaint numbers, or directly to the Sentinel unit in the municipality.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • stuartdenley

    Brazil
    I read the above statement related to sex abuse. This kind of programs are helpful one for this kind of problems.

    Social Bookmarking

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Takes to Brussels Its Ideas for a WTO Revamping

Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Relations, Jaques Wagner, participates today, in Brussels, Belgium, on the ...

Making Amends

The Brazilian Agrarian Reform Association disagrees  with the manner in which the number of ...

TAM, Brazil’s Flag Carrier Airline, Joins Star Alliance

Brazilian flag carrier airline TAM announced its entry into the Star Alliance, the largest ...

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine PLAYS RIO Os Ratos do Ano 2030 (The Mice from the ...

Ukrania and Colombia Inspect Brazilian Meat Before Starting to Order the Product

Representatives of the Ukranian and Colombian governments began a series of sanitary inspection visits ...

Plebiscite Would Give Lula Chance at Third Mandate as President of Brazil

Another period for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil is "a ...

Lavagem do Bonfim at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Jesus and the African Gods in Brazil’s Northeast

It must be hard to be a religious fundamentalist in Salvador, Bahia, in the ...

Egypt Chicken Import Gives Brazil a Shot in the Arm

Brazil has started exporting large volumes of chicken meat to the Egyptian market. According ...

China and Korea Building Steel Mill in Brazil

The future installation of a second steel mill in São LuÀ­s, capital of the ...

Brazil’s Banco do Brasil Gets Over 5,000 Last-Generation ATMs from Diebold

Brazil's Banco do Brasil is expanding its electronic services with the installation of more ...