Anti-Trafficking Campaign in Brazil Receives 58 Calls in One Week

Posted on February 9, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

On February 8, 2013, Exame reported that the Women’s Rights Division in Brazil, through the federal Ligue 180 (Dial 1-8-0) Campaign, registered some 58 accusations of trafficking between February 3 and February 7.  This number nearly matches the entire total from last year.  All of the reports are passed on to the Polícia Federal, where they undergo a process of fact-checking.  According to Eleonora Menicucci, head of the Secretariat for Women’s Politics, the government is firmly committed to combat trafficking, in order to make Brazil safe for all men and women.  Read Article

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