‘Abuse doesn’t match the festivities’: campaign seeks to raise awareness against child sexual violence during Carnival | Carnival 2024 in Rio de Janeiro

‘Abuse doesn’t match the festivities’: campaign seeks to raise awareness against child sexual violence during Carnival | Carnival 2024 in Rio de Janeiro
‘Abuse doesn’t match the festivities’: campaign seeks to raise awareness against child sexual violence during Carnival | Carnival 2024 in Rio de Janeiro
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1 of 1 Ventarolas will be distributed against child abuse in blocks in Rio — Photo: Disclosure
Ventarolas will be distributed against child abuse in blocks in Rio — Photo: Disclosure

Access to alcohol, sexualization, negligence of those responsible It is use of child labor are some factors pointed out for the increased vulnerability of children and adolescents during carnival. Because of this, Folia Carioca and the Public Ministry of Labor joined together in a campaign against child abuse.

The project “Abuse does not match the revelry. For a safe Carnival for children” seeks to raise awareness among revelers to combat this crime.

Folia Carioca, one of the most representative entities of Rio’s street carnival, also points to the vulnerability of children to abuse, especially at this time of year.

The action also has the support of the Association of Tutelary Counselors of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ACTERJ), and involves the installation of billboards, busdoors, posters at MetrôRio and Supervia stations and the distribution of fans.

There will be ten billboards in various parts of the city, 50 busdoors on 16 bus lines, posters at the Carioca, Cinelândia, Saens Pena and Botafogo stations of MetroRio and at Central do Brasil (Supervia).

Thousands of fans will be distributed in processions of blocks and bands.

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According to Marco Muniz, coordinator of Folia Carioca, the action is yet another opportunity to shed light on this important problem in society: “As an institution, we have a social responsibility that goes beyond the festivities. We understand that carnival is an opportunity to take a message to the population.”

The president of ACTERJ, Tatiana Charles, highlights that the action is also important to inform the population how to report violations of the rights of children and adolescents. “Awareness campaigns are essential for protecting children and adolescents,” she says.

The campaign also has the collaboration of the Federation of Blocos Afros and Afoxés of Rio de Janeiro (Febarj), the Liga Independente dos Blocos de Balo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Liberj), the Associação das Escolas de Samba Mirins do Rio de Janeiro (Aesm-Rio) and GRES Estácio de Sá.

The article is in Portuguese

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