The history of the children and youth of Brazil

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Child Prostitution on the Rise in Brazil
By Selma B. de Oliveira, The Brazil Project of the International Child Resource Institute (ICRI), 17 October 1995. Brazil's economic crisis in recent years has aggravated chronic social ills, placing the country among other nations with the highest degree of unbalanced distribution of land and wealth in the world. One effect: there are about 500,000 girls who have turned to prostitution to earn a living. Some of these girls are as young as nine years old.
A report by the U.S. delegation at the Fourth National Meeting of Street Children
A four-person report by U.S. citizens who attended the Brazilian Street Children's Movement summit in Brazilia. It is a primary in youth rights organizing and how it's being done in Brazil [25 January 1996].
3.8 million children in work-force
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 7 May 1997. 3.8 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 years work in Brazil. The Brazilian Constitution forbids children under 14 to work. One of the most negative aspects of the presence of children in the work-force is the effect this has on their education.
Majority of young offenders live with their families
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 5 June 1997. 60% of young offenders in Sao Paulo city sent to youth prisons during 1995 lived with their parents when they committed the crime for which they were condemned.
Child prostitutes used in ‘sex tourism’ in Pantanal
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 17 September 1997. The large region of wetlands known as the Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul has become a center of ‘sex tourism’ from other regions of Brazil and especially from Sao Paulo. 65 localities of prostitution in six cities in the Pantanal region. Many of the prostitutes are young girls.
Study dispels myths about street children
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 24 October 1997. A recent study dispells a number of myths about street children and their families in Sao Paulo. Contrary to what had been thought, the families of street children are structured and their members are not unemployed, vagabonds or ‘good-for-nothings.’
Survey shows attitudes of youth in Brasilia towards violence
SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 26 November 1997. A survey carried out by UNESCO at the invitation of the government of Brasilia amongst middle class youth between 14 and 20 years revealed their attitudes towards violence.