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Promundo applauds Brazil’s landmark decision to ban corporal punishment

July 3, 2014

In June, Brazil made history as the 38th country in the world to ban all forms of corporal punishment against children. Ending physical punishment and humiliation as ways to discipline children and adolescents is at the core of the Brazil’s Não Bata, Eduque Campaign (in English, “Don’t Hit, Educate”). As a campaign member, Promundo applauds…
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The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?

June 30, 2014

Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence. This violence devastates lives, unhinges communities, and hampers greater social and economic development. While the severity, frequency, and purpose of this violence can broaden during times of conflict or emergency, its foundations are laid during “peacetime,” as is…
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Interview with Jorginho

June 26, 2014

“Becoming more conscious is also a legacy.” The right defender of the Brazilian national team that won the 1994 World Cup and current coach of Al Wasl (United Arab Emirates), former football player Jorginho is the campaign spokesperson of “It’s not ‘just having fun,’ it’s sexual exploitation.” Launched by Promundo with funding from the Oak…
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“Shameless” Campaign will reach new schools in 2014

June 23, 2014

The “Shameless” Campaign, aimed at promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young women and men, reached nine public schools in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and will be expanded in 2014. In partnership with the program “Health and Prevention in Schools,” the campaign will soon reach new schools and deepen the debate in some…
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Campaign against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents launched during the World Cup in Brazil

June 23, 2014

On May 26th, Promundo launched the campaign “It’s not ‘just having fun’, it’s sexual exploitation of children and adolescents,” which aims to raise awareness and prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSECA) during the World Cup in Brazil. Launched during a seminar on this topic, in Firjan, Rio de Janeiro, the event…
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