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Soon – Launch of the research report on commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents

October 26, 2012

Promundo will launch in November the  publication “Homens, Mulheres e a Exploração Sexual Comercial de Crianças e Adolescentes em Quatro Cidades do Brasil: resultados de um estudo qualitativo e quantitativo” [“Men, Women and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Four Brazilian Cities: findings of a quantitative and qualitative study”, in English]. In addition…
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Promundo meets the Nobel Women’s Initiative and São Paulo’s NGOs

October 26, 2012

On September 18th, Promundo participated in a meeting with Jody Williams, awarded with the Peace Nobel in 1997, and the Executive Director of the Nobel Women´s Initiative (NWI), Liz Berstein, in São Paulo. During the meeting, whose objective was to offer an overview of the reality of the field of gender and security in Brazil,…
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Headshot of Carlos, a young Nicaraguan man, speaking against a yellow background

Carlos’ Story

October 26, 2012

The video “Carlos’ Story” is a touching and brave testimony of the life of this Nicaraguan boy who suffered sexual violence during his childhood, overcame the trauma, and now acts in the field of the prevention of sexual exploitation and violence against children and adolescents. Research shows that two in every three women in Nicaragua…
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Sexual exploitation and violence against boys

October 26, 2012

The publication Hidden Violence: Preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of adolescent boys, produced by Promundo in 2012, was launched with the support of the Oak Foundation. This report reviews the literature on this still under-studied and under-recognized topic, presents international projects in the field, and offers recommendations on the prevention of…
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Peace begins at home – preventing physical and humiliating punishment against children and adolescents

October 26, 2012

Hitting children with the purpose of educating, punishing and disciplining behavior is a practice accepted by several cultures. In Brazil this measure is used to varying degrees by many people. Our great-grandparents and grandparents suffered from especially harmful physical punishment: there are many accounts of beatings with vine sticks, whips, birch, canes, etc. Nowadays the…
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