From 321 Routes of Sex Slavery in Brazil 190 Are Domestic

Human trafficking for sexual ends is something most people know little about. Even professionals who work in sensitive areas like tourism have a distorted view of the problem.

This is one of the conclusions of the "National Study on the Trafficking of Women, Children, and Adolescents (Pestraf)," issued Thursday, January 26.

Nevertheless, the data indicate that things have changed for the better in the degree to which people who work in the area of tourism are aware of the problem.

The purpose of the study is to bolster the activities of the Program for the Enhancement of Strategies to Confront the Trafficking of Women, Children, and Adolescents in Brazil, a partnership between the federal government and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The government is represented by the Ministry of Justice, the national Secretariats of Justice and Public Safety, and the Special Secretariat for Women’s Policies.

According to the coordinator of the program, Márcia Cristini, the program in the Northeast Brazilian state of Ceará is being implemented by the Curumins Association, a non-governmental organization (NGO) responsible for the first major campaign in the entire Northeast against sexual tourism, last year.

The interviews in Ceará covered 50 tourists, both foreign and Brazilian, and 50 professionals, including taxi drivers, hotel receptionists, beach concession operators, street vendors, and craftspeople.

One of the questions was meant to discover how they perceive Brazilians who seek work abroad. Prior to the campaign, none of them associated emigration with recruitment and trafficking for sexual ends.

Subsequent to the campaign, 23% of those interviewed identified this practice as the motive for traveling abroad. The percentage of tourism professionals who had never received information on this topic dropped from 14% to 6%.

The survey also revealed that, for the majority, sexual tourists come mainly from Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Spain, which coincides with the list of countries where most of the visitors to Ceará are from, according to data from the state Department of Tourism.

Cristini recalled that of the 321 routes used for the trafficking of women, children, and adolescents, only 131 are international. The other 190 are located within Brazilian territory. Thus the need to step up surveillance not only in the airports, when flights arrive and depart, but along the highways as well.

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (2)

  • ramy

    sex brazil
    😉 😉 😉

  • Guest

    But who is really surprised ?
    Nobody hopefully.

    This is Brazil.

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

A Dream Bordello

"You know what the people need most? A whorehouse! I am going to retire ...

Telecenter with 16 Computers: A Brazilian Gift to Angola

As it has already done in São Tomé e PrÀ­ncipe, and Cabo Verde, Brazil ...

Construction Material Industry Gives Brazil a Boost

The level of employment in the construction material industry increased by 4.4% in the ...

The Art of Stealing

A poll by Berlin-based Transparency International with international businessmen from around the world has ...

Animal Feed Factory from Brazil Expands

BioBase Animal Feed has expanded its factory in Àguas Frias, in the interior of ...

Higher Domestic Consumption Helps Brazilian Meat Industry to Recover

Brazil’s livestock slaughter increased 4.6% in the third quarter of 2009, in comparison with ...

Abbas Ends Visit to Brazil Defending Peaceful Coexistence in Holy Land

Just before leaving Brazil after a visit to Salvador, Bahia, where he met Brazilian ...

South of Brazil’s Industry Invests US$ 2 Billion in Equipment

Industries from the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina intend to invest US$ 2 ...

Brazil Not Losing Sleep Over Oil Prices

According to Brazil’s Minister of Finance, Antonio Palocci, Brazil has to face rising petroleum ...

Petrobras Biofuel Has Big Plans for Brazil

The Board of Managers at Brazil's Petrobras Biofuel is going to present, during a ...