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To emphasize the importance of the Maio Laranja Campaign, marked by awareness of the prevention of abuse and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Citizenship (MC), in partnership with the Ministry of Women, and Human Rights (MMFDH), sought the support of several football clubs, outstanding athletes and former athletes, as well as universities and higher education entities. Everyone will be engaged in various actions throughout this month.
Athletes such as the multi-champion of swimming and the biggest name in the history of the country in Paralympic sport, Daniel Dias; Olympic volleyball champions Serginho, Fofão and Paula Pequeno; basketball queen, Hortense; Olympic athletics medalist André Domingos; former Somali football player; Grêmio defender Geromel; the player of the Brazilian National Football Team of Dwarfism (BRASA), Leonardo Conceição; and former football player, Ivo, recorded videos in support of Maio Laranja, which will be disseminated on the social networks of ministries and entities supporting the campaign.
Among the football clubs, Athletico Paranaense, Flamengo, Grêmio, Internacional, Náutico, Santos, São Paulo and Retrô Brasil joined the team of supporters and will promote other initiatives, such as stadium lighting, broadcasting videos about Maio Laranja on the big screens. of arenas during matches and dissemination of actions on social networks.
The Federal Institute of Ceará, the Federal University of Ceará, the Federal University of Amazonas, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, the State University of Mato Grosso, the Federal University of Viçosa, PUC/RS and the UNIBRA University Center also entered in the campaign and will expand the dissemination on social networks.
The campaign also counts with the participation of the Ministry of Education, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the Brazilian School Sports Confederation (CBDE).
According to statistics from the Data Panel of the National Human Rights Ombudsman (ONDH/MMFDH), in 2022 alone, until May 13, 53,800 reports of complaints of violence against children and adolescents were recorded. Of these, 7,100 are sexual violence. The numbers also reveal that most violations occur in the house where the victim and suspect live (28,400).
May Orange
The Maio Laranja Campaign, promoted by the MMFDH, calls attention to the prevention of abuse and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. The National Day to Combat Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents takes place on May 18. The date refers to the memory of the girl from Espírito Santo Araceli Crespo, who was only eight years old. She was kidnapped, drugged, beaten, raped and killed in 1973.
Sexual violence against children and adolescents can occur at different ages (including babies). Sexual abuse is configured when the child is used by an adult, or even a teenager, to practice some act of a sexual nature. Sexual exploitation, on the other hand, is when they are used for the purpose of exchange or to obtain financial or other profit in sex tourism, trafficking, pornography, or also in a prostitution network.
dial 100
Dial 100, or Dial Human Rights, is a service of the MMFDH. The center receives reports of abuse and exploitation against children and adolescents daily, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.
Complaints are anonymous and can be made from all over Brazil by direct and free dialing to the number 100, by whatsapp: (61) 99656-5008, or by the Human Rights Brazil app, where citizens with disabilities can find accessibility resources. to denounce.
With information from the Ministry of Citizenship
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