We act to prevent violence and sexual abuse of children

In Brazil, Childhood acts proactively to engage the private sector in shouldering its responsibility to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. Efforts focus on the tourism, construction and transportation industries, where the commercial sexual exploitation of children has been relatively widespread, but where companies are now adopting a stance to protect children. Childhood Brazil also promotes the introduction of the Swedish Barnahus children’s houses model and works to ensure that children who are the victims of violence and sexual abuse are questioned by officers specially trained to conduct interviews with children.