More children are seen on the streets of Mogir and most come from other cities
A survey, published by the Department of Social Assistance of Mogi Das Cruises, at its request DiaryBetween March 2021 and March this year, Mogir Street saw an increase in child labor, and an investigation led to partnerships with municipalities in other cities in Alto Tietê: most children and young people contacted the municipality. Agents live in neighboring counties.
June 12 is National Day for the Prevention of Child Labor, when other activities are being organized to raise awareness. One of the challenges facing government authorities is closing a circle when a child manages to sensitize an adult to a traffic light, which guarantees the continuity of a practice that violates the law, puts children at risk and keeps them away from a recommended social life, going to school or Like playing with friends and siblings at home.
In 110 cases mapped by the ministry, between 2021 and March of this year, when changes in behavior caused by epidemics and high and low movement of people in public spaces must be taken into account, residents were identified in 60 cases. Mogi Das Cruises.
In all, 51 people were found twice, redirected and no longer contacted. Nine other children and adolescents were referred for follow-up by Social Assistance.
In families of social vulnerability, children’s family-related needs are analyzed and referred to other agencies for the protection of children and adolescents, such as health and education.
As of March 2022, 50 cases have been found from neighboring municipalities, mostly without the possibility of positive identification.
In a note, the city of Mogi explained, “Considering this demand from other municipalities, we have held a meeting with the municipalities of origin of these people to take a joint action on referrals to the security network.”
In the last two months, between April and May, the number of cases caught increased by 33 new cases, with a total of 83 cases from other municipalities.
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Fighting against child labor
A meeting was held on March 31 to mark the National Day Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (May 18). )
A circle of meetings works to protect this part of the population. At a meeting with CEMPRE Professor Sergio Moretti, CElia Tolentino, Municipal Coordinator of the Child Labor Eradication Program (PETI), C দলlia Tolentino, CREAS Braz Cubas’s technical team and the Municipal Hell. Janet Nagajawa Sato talks about this dilemma.
Célia Tolentino talks about the need for socially oriented services for children and adolescents (SEASCA), and the need to raise awareness about purchasing products from children and adolescents, the practice of begging and referrals to ensure the basic rights of children and adolescents. Involve adolescents in social support and other policies.
The data presented by Célia O Diário drew attention to the survey, which showed a significant presence of children and adolescents from other cities in the region in child labor.
To address the problem, steps were taken with other municipalities to “provide an integrated service in this type of case, but with the need to provide social protection, regardless of the source of the child or adolescent.” City Hall.
“As a public policy, we need to make sure that child labor is not the only option for the family to support itself. Child labor must be seen as a violation of rights as well as abuse. It is a perverted practice that causes various harms. We need to raise awareness and face scandal when witnessing such situations, “he said.
A big challenge is reducing the response children get when they approach people on the street. Management recalls that “despite the awareness-raising situation, they remember that in such situations a child is always at risk, vulnerable and tempted, for example, to deal with drug trafficking or even sexual exploitation.”
Another example must be transcended cultural. Technicians recall that “work strengthens and strengthens the character”, “work does not kill anyone”, “work contributes to family income” and “work brings a future”, advocating for a behavior that exploits the child and Takes him out. Other environments such as school ..
In addition to putting them at risk, Strategies denies, “Child labor is based on cheap labor and not on training children. On the contrary, it prevents children from investing and giving time for proper training.”
On income, they stressed that it is a feature of parents and guardians and the money generated by child labor will not be enough to alleviate poverty.
In addition, they point to the dual causal relationship between child labor and poverty, because children work because of poverty, to generate income to help families, and at the same time, poverty is the result of work. Limits the possibility of access to opportunities that allow children to get out of this situation.
The meeting ended with a presentation by Janeti Nagajawa Sato, a physician at the Municipal Health Network, who elaborated on the health risks that a child or adolescent faces when exposed to child labor.
Depending on the type of activity, the time of execution, and the stage at which it is performed, child labor can leave permanent sequences and distortions, such as spinal cord injury and deformity, sleep disturbances, irritability, shortness of breath, and extreme fatigue. , Among others.
Celest Gomez, the municipal secretary for social assistance, told the meeting that other activities would be created to warn people about child labor.