Brazil

Brazil

Safe Online Surfing Initiative

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: Safe Online Surfing Initiative
Location: Brazil
Target group: At risk children


The program focuses on the protection of children and adolescents against online abuse and pornography via information and communication technology, and the distribution of the handbook Navegar com Segurança [Safe Online Surfing], released in 2006. The publication is intended for parents and educators, offering guidelines to prevent online abuse and the spread of child and adolescent pornography online. 900,000 printed copies, besides the digital version, have been downloaded from Childhood Brasil’s website. The handbook’s third edition was released in 2012. The project actions include conference and events’ attendance, strategies for prevention and protection of children and adolescents on the Internet with Brazilian companies and partnership with Google for online safety content of the internet.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

The Infrastructure Program

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: The Infrastructure Program
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children who are at risk of abuse

Despite their importance to the economy, major infrastructure projects can have negative impacts on their surrounding populations, including children, who are the most vulnerable group. The program mobilizes governments, companies and civil society to work together on intersectoral actions whose main purpose is to prevent children being sexually abused during large projects such as infrastructure, mobility, new industries, or hotel operations.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

Protecting Children at Major Sporting Events

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: Protecting Children at Major Sporting Events
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children who are at risk of abuse

Childhood Brazil has worked intensively with increasing child protection before, during and following major sporting events. These efforts intensified ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, when the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee invited civil society organizations to look at putting on a more sustainable Games by adding child rights protection to the Games’ sustainability management plan. A partnership was established when the Organizing Committee invited Childhood Brazil to coordinate efforts with organizing the various national bodies that work to prevent violence against children.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br


Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

The Tourism Program

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: The Tourism Program
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children who are at risk of abuse

The Brazilian Tourism Program focuses on popular tourist destinations in the north east of Brazil, using collaborative projects and the consolidation of public policies in order to prevent and fight the sexual exploitation of children. Over the past ten years, the partnership with the Atlantica Hotels chain has become a model for helping the hotel sector to prevent and confront sexual violence against children.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

On The Right Track

Organization: Tjejzonen
Project: On The Right Track
Location: Brazil
Target group: Truck Drivers protecting Children who are at risk of abuse

The program is supported by companies to the Corporate Pact Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents on Brazilian Highways, a public commitment to protect children from sexual exploitation. The main strategy of the program is the ongoing education of truck drivers to act as protection agents for children’s rights, by reporting suspected or confirmed situations of sexual exploitation.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br


Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

Network for Protection

Organization: SSCAR
Project: Network for Protection
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children’s rights

The SSCAR coordinates and integrates civil society and government public authorities when applying normative rulings and triggering the mechanisms of promotion, defense, and control to make children and adolescents’ rights effective in Federal, State, City, and District levels.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

The Communication Program

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: The Communication Program
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children who are at risk of abuse and exploitation

The Communication Program aims to increase the outreach and influence of Childhood by mobilizing, educating and informing society on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br

Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org

Support to Community Based Programs

Organization: Childhood Brazil
Project: Support to Community Based Programs
Location: Brazil
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse

Childhood provides support to NGOs in Brazil (Non-government organizations) and aims to initiate change and propel progress within communities.

Read more: childhood@childhood.org.br


Contact person at Childhood:
Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg(a)childhood.org