Research and publications
In 2012 we began assembling a nationwide Map of Governance, prevention and combating the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in the context of the 2014 World Cup. The purpose of this map was to collect information on all current or planned governance in the 12 host cities regarding the protection of childhood and adolescence in connection with the 2014 World Soccer tournament in Brazil. This document is a snapshot of the first half of 2012 and was presented at the first national meeting of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights of Children and Adolescents, held in Brasília in August. This meeting was supported by Childhood Brasil is one of the cornerstones of the Convergence Agenda.
Release of the international study entitled “Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions” conducted by Brunel University in 2013. This was the first internationally-conducted survey on the subject. The study accessed approximately 300 publications, reports and websites, and more than 70 experts from various non-governmental and governmental organizations
The study results were officially released at the National Seminar on “Protection of Children and the 2004 World Cup,” in June 2013 in Brasília, which was attended by 40 major organizations working for child protection in the Brazil, while 70 professionals in the field also took part.
Dissemination of knowledge
To collect and disseminate information on risks and projects related to violence against children and adolescents during the World Cup, in March 2014 Childhood Brasil introduced a specific area for this issue on its website. With this new area, the number of visits to the Childhood Brasil site quadrupled from the beginning of the year.
Training of professionals
Through a partnership with the University of Brasília, Childhood Brasil produced content for the Training of World Cup Volunteers, from the Ministry of Sports. In addition to discussing the cause, the content gave instructions on how to identify and refer cases of sexual violence against children and adolescents. More than 15,000 volunteers accessed this module.
Through a partnership with EY (formerly Ernst & Young), we created a Childhood Protection e-Learning. EY offered the entire structure of the EY Corporate University and produced online material to educate the firm’s 5,000 employees on the existence of the problem and actions for reporting occurrences.